Pink: All I Know So Far – Film Review

Pink: All I Know So Far

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I love pop music, pop documentaries and basically any form of behind-the-scenes footage so Pink: All I Know So Far, her upcoming concert doc, is very much up my street.

The documentary, directed by The Greatest Showman’s Michael Gracey, follows Pink, real name Alecia Moore, as she embarks on the European leg of the Beautiful Trauma World Tour with her husband Carey Hart and young children Willow and Jameson in tow. In particular, the documentary focuses on the 20 days between the European Tour opener in Amsterdam in June 2019 and her concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, after which Willow and Carey flew home for a 12-day break.

This film feels different from other concert documentaries like Katy Perry‘s Part of Me – the gold standard – and pop star documentaries like Taylor Swift‘s Miss Americana and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry because its primary focus is on Pink as a mum and how she balances being a performer responsible for hundreds of jobs on the tour and putting on a high-energy entertaining show every night and looking after Willow and Jameson – who were eight and two, respectively, at the time of filming. Both roles are equally demanding and exhausting and hats off to her for managing to have the stamina and energy to do it all.

The film is comprised of concert footage from that tour, although you don’t get many songs the full way through, as well as footage of Pink rehearsing, sightseeing with her family, and looking after the kids back at the hotel. She offers up some interesting insights but there are no big revelations or super candid chats. It also contains surprisingly little of her backstory and history up until that point and chooses to focus on the present of that tour.

This is unlikely to appeal to anyone who is not already a fan of Pink. As a huge fan of her music, I sang along to the concert footage and loved watching her dance and do her insane aerial gymnastics (how can she sing at the same time?!) and immediately wanted to go and listen to her back catalogue.

All in all, Pink: All I Know So Far is an endearing and entertaining film, even if it isn’t particularly deep and revealing.

On Amazon Prime Video from Friday 21st May

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Evermore: Taylor Swift album review

Evermore

As you all probably know by now, the only time I do an album review is when Taylor Swift releases one but the surprise release of Evermore came at a bad time for me so it’s taken me a while to write this up. But I’m finally doing it!

With my reviews of Lover and Folklore, I knew immediately what I wanted to write and my verdict came together pretty easily, but Evermore hasn’t been like that. I have listened to it a few times over the past 10 days for the purposes of this review but I don’t think I’ll ever listen to it in its entirety again. Songs like Closure, Cowboy Like Me and Coney Island are definitely skips for me and while I adore some of the middle entries (see my ranking below) while listening to them, I can’t see myself actively deciding to play them over Taylor’s other work.

But, on a positive note, there are some standout tracks that I genuinely love. No Body, No Crime, her collab with Haim, is my favourite – I love the storytelling and the country vibe – and I think both Willow and Ivy are beautiful songs, in terms of the lyrics as well as the melody. Those are my top three. I like ‘Tis the Damn Season, Gold Rush and Evermore a lot so maybe they’ll get some listens in the future. I had Long Story Short as my top track on the first listen – I think that’s because it was the most poppy – but it’s since dropped a few places because it doesn’t sound as nice as some of the others.

Just like I said with Folklore, it’s exciting to see Taylor exploring a new sound but I don’t think any of these songs across both albums will top her pop work for me. The pared-back acoustic sound isn’t one I generally gravitate towards, but regardless of my personal preference, I can still appreciate the lyrical genius she continues to be here.

Here’s my track ranking from best to worst:

Evermore track ranking

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