A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is a fairly mature break-up song that hearkens back to Pink's earlier, more adult releases. Its title is a nod to oral sex, with more sex referenced in the lyrics; the word "s--t" is repeated throughout the explicit version, and "d--k" also appears. The song also mentions being drunk a few times. That said, it does have a positive message about leaving an unhealthy relationship.
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What's the story?
Returning to the studio for the first time in four years, pop star Pink is back with "BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)" -- the first single from her soon-to-come sixth studio album. Called "classic Pink" by some critics, the track describes a bad breakup and the activities leading up to it -- including a lot of fighting, dysfunctional sex, and drinking.
Is it any good?
All the qualities that make Pink's music appealing to her loyal fans are here in this track, including a power-pop hook and hard-driving vocals. While the approach isn't exactly original for the singer, it will please all those who've waited four long years for a new tune.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the juxtaposition between Pink's mellow family life with husband Carey Hart and baby daughter Willow, and her more turbulent songs, like this one. Do you think about an artist's personal life when you listen to a song?
Even when they've grown up and settled down, do formerly edgy artists have to continue to release controversial, mature songs in order to stay relevant? Why or why not?
Is Pink a good role model? Why or why not?