We had a difficult time deciding whether to make this track No.1 or the one that finally nabbed it. Here’s our No.2 Pop Single Of 2017.
Yes, P!nk’s ‘What About Us’ was a pop masterpiece.
Co-penned alongside Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid and produced by the former, ‘What About Us’ dropped in August as the first single from P!nk’s latest No.1 album ‘Beautiful Trauma’.
It implores us to question what we’re told, that our governments might not always have our best interests at heart and that the time for us to wake up and be more alert to the world around us is right now.
Its music video too was stunning; contemporary dance, great locations, passionate performances and an all-in dance routine.
We wrote of the single on its release, “It’s the build. It’s the soundtrack. It’s the chorus.
It’s the vocal performance. It’s the softness in parts and the power in others. And the fact that you believe every single word she’s singing.
Truth be told, we actually got a little emotional watching the video for the first time, such was its force.
It feels like a call to arms. A call to love. A call to drown out all the negativity going on in the world right now. And to come together, to focus on loving each other in the knowledge that we’re all members of the human race.”
There’s a reason P!nk enjoys such unprecedented support in Australia… it’s because she possesses a rare combination of humbleness, a no-bullshit attitude and pure talent.
‘What About Us’ is our No.2 Pop Single Of 2017.