A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Try" is one of Pink's cleaner songs, containing no profanity or references to adult topics like sex and substances. Rather, the track revolves around a positive message about embracing love and life in spite of its risks -- making this a good overall pick for tweens and teens. Note: The video includes some simulated physical aggression between romantic partners.
What's the story?
"TRY" is the second single from The Truth About Love, the sixth album by one of pop's most fearless singers -- Pink. Known for pairing her performances with daring dance routines, the star released a boldly choreographed (and somewhat racy) video with Broadway dancer Colt Prattes, which the two later recreated on stage at the 2012 American Music Awards.
Is it any good?
Pink pushes her considerable vocal chops to the max in this arresting single, belting out her lyrics with a power that stops you in your tracks. With an arrangement that ebbs and flows from more subdued verses to chorus crescendos, this is definitely a Pink track to remember.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Pink is a positive example of an artist who, despite becoming a wife and mom, has remained relevant among younger audiences without resorting to extremely explicit music. What makes her music stand out?
What lessons can other artists learn from Pink as they struggle with growing older while hoping to stay connected to younger fans?
In general, how can people stay young at heart as they become adults?
For kids who love powerful female vocalists
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