Trustfall is the ninth studio album by American singer Pink. The album was released on February 17, 2023, through RCA Records. Her first studio album since Hurts 2B Human (2019), Pink worked for the production and lyrics with Fred Again, David Hodges, Max Martin, Johnny McDaid and Shellback. The Lumineers, Chris Stapleton and First Aid Kit features as guests vocalists.
After the publication of her eighth studio album Hurts 2B Human in 2019, Pink collaborated on "One Too Many" with Keith Urban and "Anywhere Away from Here" with Rag'n'Bone Man. In 2021, the singer published All I Know So Far: Setlist, a live album from the 2018–19 Beautiful Trauma World Tour. The project was promoted by two new original song "Cover Me in Sunshine" and "All I Know So Far". During a 2021 interview while in promotion for the live album and documentary All I Know So Far, Pink was questioned about her next studio album. When asked about the tone of the album, she replied saying she was not sure as it was in the "early days" but that it would be "very honest".
On July 14, 2022, Pink surprise released her first single since 2021, "Irrelevant", as a protest song in response to her outrage with the overrule of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court.
From May to October 2022, Pink headlined at Bottlerock Napa Valley, Ohana Festival, and Austin City Limits, while also performing a show at Yaamava Theater in Southern California. She also played at the second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles and the Foo Fighter's Hanukkah Sessions.
Composition and production
Trustfall incorporates elements of a wide variety of sub-genres, namely pop rock, Americana, country music, and folk. Some tracks also contained military drums and the playing of solo piano and guitar stomps. Lyrically, Trustfall contains themes of self-motivatio, self-acceptance, vulnerability, spirituality, afterlife, loss and love.
In an interview with Billboard, Pink explained the meaning of the album and the recording process:
"The sequencing of this album was really important to me, in case someone does listen to it from start to finish. Because life is like this to me, it’s an emotional roller coaster and it’s a journey, and this album is that. But that’s not life. Life is messy and beautiful and messy again. It was three years in the making. "Lost Cause" and "Never Gonna Not Dance Again" were the two album-starters. And "Never Gonna Not Dance Again" was my reaction to adrenal fatigue, cortisol, stress. It was like, "If the world’s ending and we’re sliding sideways off our axis, I’m gonna get my roller skates. Let’s take a cocktail class online! What are we doing?" So those songs on the record were a reaction to, "I can’t care all the time. I also need to feel joy, and let that s–t run off my back."
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