Pink’s attitude towards her frequent swearing is changing now that she’s a proud mama. The Herald Sun reports today that much has changed in the pop icon’s life now that 15 month-old daughter Willow came along. As she talks about her new musical release, she’s also getting critical acclaim for her latest acting role. From bedtime to song lyrics to smoking, Pink, born Alecia Moore, says even with all the adjustments – she was made to be a mother.
Pink says it was a literal wake-up call about her cursing song lyrics when a friend phoned to let her hear her daughter replicate the “raspberry” sound at the end of Pink’s hit song “So What”. She says, “Now I’m a mamma I’m more aware of it….I get why my friends are pissed at me when they have kids in the car and my songs come on. Sorry”.
Talking about sleeping patterns, Pink admits her professional athlete hubby Carey Hart has been espousing the benefits of being an early riser for years. He tells her, “See, it’s rad, you wake up before the sun”. Pink’s response is that it’s not quite that rad. Right now it’s necessary, but once back on tour she’s going to have to balance Willow’s sleeping with her performance schedule.
“When you’re in my world you’re going to bed at 2 a.m.. So is Willow! Now she’ll go to bed at nine so she can sleep through until at least 7 a.m.. Well, that’s the plan”, Pink says.
Pink discusses her pre-Willow recording methods when the subject of her sixth new album “The Truth About Love” comes up. She used to go a week straight staying up recording until 3 a.m., swilling whiskey, smoking butts and crying.
Now she has to be home by 10:30 p.m. to pump milk, and of course get to bed to be up and fresh for little Willow first thing in the morning.
The admission that Pink used to smoke is huge. There is her trademark rasp, but who could’ve thought that golden voice had been being compromised by cigarettes? She confesses that she was amazed by how much better her voice got after she quit.
She says cigarette packs should warn singers that if they want to find another octave in their voices, throw them away. “What a stupid, stupid, stupid woman I was”, she laments.
She cusses herself for indulging her new found vocal range and singing so high on the new album though, saying she’s going to have to lower some of it for the tour. For an artist like her it must have been like a kid finding a new toy.
Besides singing, Pink is currently realizing a great deal of critical praise for her latest film role in “Thanks for Sharing” due out in November. Indiewire writes that Pink is a “pleasant surprise” and that her first scene in the film is “one of the best”.
It’s funny to note that many of the reviews seem to use words like “surprise” when praising Pink’s performance. After all, who would ever think that someone who has reached the top, performing on stage night after night and starring in music videos could act? Is it really a stretch to think that this talented woman could hold her own with the best?
Pink circles back to talking about motherhood. She says she definitely wants more children. “I’m totally built for this. My life finally makes sense”, she says, “Carey wants a boy so bad but I think his karma is to have all girls. Then we’ll get girl dogs. And a girl pony. Or maybe one of those mini-pygmy ponies. A girl mini-pony that’s a real bitch. And then me”. Hilarious!