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Pink’s Not Dead

Pink looks great today, with her bleached hair slicked back and a belt buckle that says Kick Ass. She’s more curvy and womanly these days and speaks with a confidence that’s reflected on her new record, Try This. Two years ago, fighting the R&B-diva mold her label had contrived for her, Pink went multiplatinum with the dance-rock Missundaztood, on which she collaborated with her then-obscure idol, Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes. But after aborting sessions with Perry, Pink, 24, found a new creative partner in Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who cowrote and produced nine tracks on Try This, which continues her stylistic pastiche of soul, gospel, rock, rap, and disco. Don’t worry, though: As she admits, lighting up a Newport, “I’m not that fucking evolved.”

SPIN Staff |November 17, 2003 - 8:00 am

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