Arista recording artist P!nk is in the final stages of completing her hotly expected third album, entitled TRY THIS – in stores November 11th, it was announced today by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, president and CEO, Arista Records. The first single (and opening track) on TRY THIS will be “Trouble,” co-written by P!nk with Tim Armstrong (of alt-rock heroes Rancid), who also produced the track. Impact date at radio is set for September 29th.
The ‘wild west’ concept video for “Trouble” was recently shot on location in Los Angeles. It was directed by Sophie Muller, known for previous clips with P!nk (“Family Portrait”), Coldplay (“In My Place”), No Doubt (“Underneath It All”), and Nelly Furtado (“Turn Off the Light”), among many others.
The majority of the tracks on TRY THIS were co-written by P!nk and Tim Armstrong, and produced by Armstrong, including: “Trouble,” “Last to Know,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Oh My God” (featuring controversial hardcore rap siren Peaches), “Save My Life,” “Humble Neighborhoods,” “Walk Away,” and “Unwind.”
The exceptions are “God Is A DJ” (written and produced by Billy Mann); “Love Song” (co-written by P!nk with Dionne Warwick’s son Damon Elliott, and produced by him); and three tracks produced by Linda Perry (P!nk’s collaborator on the landmark hit “Get the Party Started” and 5x-platinum Missundaztood album), namely “Catch Me While I’m Sleeping” (written by Perry), “Waiting for Love” (co-written by P!nk and Perry) and “Try Too Hard.”
P!nk fans around the world are looking forward to TRY THIS, follow-up to 2001’s Missundaztood and her 2000 debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, recorded when P!nk was just 18 years old. The debut spun off a trio of hits – “There You Go” (#2 on the Top 40 charts), “Most Girls” (#1 at Rhythm Top 40), and “You Make Me Sick” (whose HQ2 remix hit #2 on the Dance chart), all benefiting from video clips directed by Dave Meyers. The album was certified platinum after 5 months and spent an impressive 59 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart.
But it was P!nk’s second album Missundaztood that catapulted her to international prominence. It was released in November 2001, less than two months after P!nk won her first MTV VMA awards for her participation in the “Lady Marmalade” hit single and video (with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya), which went on to a well-earned Grammy award as well. Meanwhile, “Get the Party Started” (with another Dave Meyers clip) was beginning to storm the charts and turn into the anthem of 2002. It eventually earned P!nk a BRIT award, MTV VMAs, MTV Europe Music awards, Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice awards and more.
“Get the Party Started” turned out to be the first of four hit singles to emerge from Missundaztood, which was also the home of “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” “Just Like a Pill,” and “Family Portrait.” The latter extended the album’s run well into 2003, more than 18 months on the Billboard chart. Its 5 million U.S. sales were matched by another 7 million internationally – and still today the album remains a best-seller around the world.