Posted on Jan 11th, 2009 by Marmalade
I feel like commenting on a musician I don’t normally give much attention to. I just came across Pink’s new album Funhouse. I was merely curious, but was rather surprised to really enjoy some of the songs. Here is one song from that album that is more low-key than some of the others.
I was trying to pinpoint who her voice and style reminded me of. There is the obvious influence of No Doubt, but she can be edgier than Gwen Stefani. Its funny that one of her influences is supposedly Mariah Carey… I just don’t get that. Anyways, from the above song, I can hear a hint of Bonnie Tyler which also amuses me. I’m trying to imagine Pink doing ’80s Rock Opera. Something about her singing does remind me of Freddie Mercury for a reason I can’t entirely explain. Maybe its because she seems to have a Rockstar presence like he had, but Freddie Mercury had more of a depth of sorrow in certain songs that I don’t think she can match.
Here is one of her more rocking and playful songs which is the one that first caught my attention, and its a good video. Its supposedly her biggest hit so far in her career.
I also get a sense of other aspects to her singing. I hear some folk-rock in certain songs and I think she could even do alt-country if she gave it the slightest effort. I’m not sure what is, but I hear something familiar in songs like the following. There is the slight gravelly voice that is reminiscent of any number of other female vocalists. I almost want to say Melissa Etheridge, but I’m not sure that is quite right.