Pink Teases “Today’s The Day” Theme Song For ‘Ellen’ & It Might Be A Taste Of Her New Album — LISTEN
On Wednesday, Grammy Award–winning artist Pink teased a new song called "Today's the Day" online, possibly (hopefully?) marking the end of an extended hiatus from her solo career. Billboard reports the inspirational pop-rock tune will be used to promote the upcoming 13th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show , which is set to premiere on Sept. 8. As I mentioned, we haven't heard much from Pink (a.k.a. Alecia Moore) lately. Believe it or not, her last album, The Truth About Love, was released almost three years ago — all the way back in September 2012! The 35-year-old performer put out a folk LP with singer-songwriter Dallas Green under the moniker You+Me in October 2014, but we're still waiting for her to announce her next solo project. Is "Today's the Day" a taste of what to expect from Pink's new album?
I hate to say it, but I hope not.
With its sunny guitars and uplifting "you can do anything!" chorus, "Today's the Day" sounds exactly like the kind of feel-good empowerment anthem Pink has become known for in recent years... but I think it’s time for her to try something new. As much as I enjoy tracks like "So What" and "Raise Your Glass," I think the the star's "rah-rah" formula has begun to wear thin.
Check out a preview of "Today's the Day" below.
According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers website, Pink co-wrote "Today's the Day" with one of her main The Truth About Love collaborators, Greg Kurstin ("Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try"). If the pair are working together once again for Pink's forthcoming seventh LP, I really hope they'll be able to come up with some fresher-sounding material. Otherwise, I'm afraid pop radio might not welcome the singer back with open arms.
I'll do my best to remain optimistic.