My opinions on the Unapologetic single campaign…
P!NK, “BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)”
P!nk’s first single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, is an electro pop-rock stomper that is sure to dominate the radio the remainder of the summer season. The song is not quite as vulgar as the title may suggest, but P!nk certainly doesn’t withhold the expletives in this aggressive break-up anthem. And boy, IS IT EVER a break-up anthem!
The song kicks into an instrumental with a slight electro influence that offers a refreshing, funky twist to her typical winning formula. “White knuckles and sweaty palms from hanging on too tight,” the song kicks off at a relaxed pace, “Clench of jaw, I’ve got another headache again tonight”.
From there, the song kicks off to a building rapid-fire as it enters one of the pre-choruses, “Eyes on fire, eyes on fire, and the burn from all the tears,” it’s building and building with every line, “I’ve been crying, I’ve been crying, I’ve been dying over you”, building(!), “tie a knot in the rope, trying to hold, trying to hold, but there’s nothing to grab so I let go.”
And that’s when we get the first hit of the chorus. It’s of the grand soaring sing-a-long nature that we would expect nothing less of. P!nk is full of conviction here, “I think I’ve finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much, I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)”. If you haven’t noticed by now the song’s lyrics are slightly more serious than the standard P!nk lead-in. Don’t worry P!nk still has plenty of wit in her delivery, just most subdued – it’s a good look in my opinion. The production also helps ensure maximum rock-ability. “You think I’m just too serious, I think you’re full of shit, my head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)” The next lines feature a shout-back, as if it needed to be even more commanding of attention, “Just when I think it can’t get worse, I had a shit day (NO!), you had a shit day (NO!), we’ve had a shit day (NO!) I think life’s too short for this, I’ll pack my ignorance and bliss, I think I’ve had enough of this, blow me on last kiss.” The chorus is involving and super catchy – smash!
“I won’t miss all of the fighting that we always did,” the second verse leads in again and a return to the calmer side, “Take it in, I mean what I say when I say there is nothing left”. But oh wait – the pre-chrous kicks in and it’s building again, “I am sick, whiskey-dick, no more battles for me, you’ll be calling a trick, cause you’ll no longer sleep, “ Ouch. “I’ll dress nice, I’ll look good, I’ll go dancing alone, I’ll laugh, I’ll get drunk, I’ll take somebody home” Don’t hurt em! Cue that explosive chorus.
The bridge features a little instrumental with some ad-libs and an occasional “blow me one more kiss”, before hitting yet another pre-chorus to send em off with. “I will do what I please, anything that I want, I will breathe, I won’t breathe, I won’t worry at all, you will pay for your sins, you’ll be sorry my dear, all the lies, all the wise, will be crystal clear.” And there’s that chorus again with some awesome ad-libs – oh and some “lalalananana”’s or something to that effect.
Some would say P!nk has played the role of the underdog, not just artistically but commercially; commonly taking the back-seat to the Britneys, Beyonces, Rihannas, and Gagas that have commanded radio and press over the last decade. However, if the success of her Greatest Hits project is anything to go off of (“Raise Your Glass” went #1, and “Fuckin’ Perfect” #2) P!nk will have all eyes on her as she drops the first single to her sixth studio album.
“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” is the kind of song that is gonna ensure that her recent successes are only gonna continue and grow. It’s radio-friendly, it’s memorable, it’s empowering, it’s very P!nk and it’s a lot of fun!
*Please excuse any typos, incoherent thoughts, or misused terminology – I wrote this with no review upon completion. :P
Rihanna dazzles at the Met Gala: The best of the bunch at fashion bash
Hollywood A-listers joined fashion royalty on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala.
Bajan beauty Rihanna was the pick of the best bunch, rocking a black backless crocodile dress from Tom Ford’s Autumn 2012 collection to the bash in NYC.
She dazzled in the elegant yet edgy number at the do to celebrate the opening of the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition.
It was Rihanna, however, who pulled the evening’s trump card: the pop singer came late, moments after the red carpet closed, in a body-hugging Tom Ford gown, an alligator skin in black with some major fingernails to match.
E! Fashion Police
If anyone could take black alligator skin and make it work as a body-hugging gown (rather than a watch strap or a briefcase), it’s our girl Rihanna. This Tom Ford number at the Met Gala is sexy without being slutty—even the dip in the back doesn’t reveal anything inappropriate, which is a new one for this singer. But we like it. Less is definitely more in this case.
Rihanna was one of the last stars to arrive at the Met Gala tonight, and boy did she not disappoint. We’re used to Riri rocking wild outfits, but this look was chic and refined. The black Tom Ford gown hugged her body in every right way, the neck line was simple and classic and the conservative long sleeves tossed attention to the sexy cut of the back. She kept her hair up and simple and her heels sky-high. We always expect the unexpected with Rihanna, and this move was no different. Her look tonight was timeless and glamorous but still totally her own
Rihanna Does The 2012 Met Gala In True Rihanna Fashion
Many of the stars in our music galaxy collided on Monday night (May 7) at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Some reflected on the evening with great reverence, such as Glee‘s Lea Michele who tweeted, “So honored to be here at the Met Ball with the amazing and inspiring Diane Von Furstenburg.” Rihanna, on the other hand, had quite a different outlook on the evening.
While RiRi donned a stunning black Tom Ford dress and Louboutin heels for the event, she put her true thoughts bluntly on Twitter: “Met sh*t”. Just chock that up to one of the many reasons we love the “Where Have You Been” singer — nothing fazes her: not hanging with Valentino Garavani at the Met Ball, not the glitz and glamor of a high profile event and certainly not repeatedly patting her “Birthday Cake” on SNL.
Billboard by Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. (Fashion Editor)
Rihanna wore a floor-length crocodile gown by Tom Ford as she strutted down the red carpet in a pair of demure Christian Louboutin heels. The Bajan beauty was the picture of seduction, even stunning from behind with a slit and deep back-V, which rendered her the rebel of the ball.
The Daily Beast
Met Gala 2012 Red Carpet: Best Dressed from Costume Institute Gala: Rihanna stuns in Tom Ford; Gwyneth Paltrow dazzles in Prada; and Marc Jacobs wears a lace dress
The highlights: Beyonce flaunting her post-baby curves in a sheer gown with a long purple tail, Rihanna slinking down the red carpet in a painted-on crocodile-skin number and Solange lighting up the night in sunshine yellow.
Best Dressed List: Rihanna
Taking a cue from her latest music video, Rihanna vamped it up in a sexy form-fitting black gown by Tom Ford that fit the songstress like a second (alligator) skin. While the front of the dress was demure, the back dipped low to show off RiRi’s stream of stars back tattoo. The Barbadian beauty paired her sleek gown with a funky updo piled up high on top of her head and classic makeup.
While Rihanna’s floor-length dress may not be as skin-baring as some of her other red-carpet numbers, this black reptilian-inspired Tom Ford creation was still a serious statement maker. The daring back drop and leg slit ensured that there was just enough sexiness, but the real treat was getting a zoomed-in look at the dress’s crocodile-meets-lizard-skin texture. It was positively exotic, and the slick second-skin effect hugged her every curve. The only other accessory? Black talon-like nails, which she said made the prepping process a lot longer.
Superstar songstress Rihanna gave us a surprisingly tame–but still super sexy–look at the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Rihanna donned a skin-tight, black Tom Ford gown, which looked totally conservative from the front, but gave us some sexy with a low cut back. Now that friends, is called, SexyBack. Yes, I did just make a 2006 JT joke. I’m also really loving her hair. We’ve seen this style from her before, but it really gives her a funky look.
Met Gala 2012 Best-Dressed List
Rihanna in Tom Ford And Repossi Jewels
A classic cut on the pop star, but in a pretty texture, and of course, she kept it edgy with her nails and hair.
Top 10 Best Dressed List by Celeb stylist Art Conn
Slithering her way down the carpet, Rihanna sizzles in a Tom Ford backless dress. I found love. And it’s that dress…