Hurts 2B Human (due April 26) is shaping up to be one of Pink’s best, and most surprising, albums. The veteran hitmaker kicked it off with the anthemic “Walk Me Home” and then showcased her versatility by rocking out on “Hustle” and then leading us to the dance floor with nostalgic club-banger, “Can We Pretend.” She now switches it up again, joining forces with the prolific, always-brilliant Khalid for the soulful title track. Yes, this mellow bop might be the closest Alecia has come to R&B since her debut LP.
“Sometimes I get so tired of getting tired up my thoughts,” Pink croons in the opening verse. “You’re the only one that often makes it stop.” She then launches straight into the chorus. “God, it hurts to be human,” the pop/rocker belts over Jorgen Odegard’s guitar-driven, beats-speckled production. “Without you I’d be losing and someday we’ll face the music.” As for Khalid, his verse is equally emo. “Now if we defeat all odds and it was us against the world,” he promises. “You could count on me, you know I’d have your back.”
While this sounds like an unlikely collaboration on paper, it comes together brilliantly. Take a listen below and then watch Pink slay The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the bottom of the post.