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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Just Give Me a Reason" is an overall clean love song, with very little in the way of questionable lyrics. Aside from one quick reference to drinking and a very muted chorus line about sleeping in the same bed, the track is free of explicit content, making it a good choice for tweens and teens.
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What's the story?
Two of the biggest names on the contemporary pop scene -- Pink and Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band fun. -- team up in "GIVE ME A REASON," the third single from The Truth About Love, Pink's sixth full-length record. Ruess started out co-writing the track with Pink but eventually signed on to sing with her as well. The optimistic song is about working through a difficult period in a relationship.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the musical pairing of Pink and Nate Ruess. What does each artist get out of the collaboration?
Ruess has a higher pitch than some male vocalists, while Pink's tone is somewhat deeper than her female peers'. Do the two sounds mesh well together? Why or why not?
Pink has now been around for a while; Nate Ruess gained fame with his band fun. more recently. What tips can Ruess take from a more seasoned musical veteran like Pink, and vice versa?
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