Nearly two decades into her career, Pink is as consistent a pop star as ever, a reliable source for self-empowerment anthems that often come with an edge

With a new single, What About Us, out Thursday, the singer announced the arrival of her seventh album Beautiful Trauma on Oct. 13, her first since 2012’s The Truth About Love. 

Pink has generally mellowed out from the in-your-face feistiness of her earlier songs, and her best 2010s-era singles fall at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum, from the spunkiness of tracks lie Raise Your Glass to the understated sincerity of her Nate Ruess duet Just Give Me A Reason. What About Us falls somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, its lyrics full of the problem-child rallying cries that have become Pink’s trademark.

Many of Pink’s best songs have at least a trace of guitars, but the singer seems more interested in the dance floor these days, as heard on both What About Us and Waterfalls, her March collaboration with Stargate and Sia. 

“I could not be more excited right now. My single comes out today ‘What About Us’ and my new album ‘Beautiful Trauma’ comes out October 13th,” she captioned an Instagram photo of the album cover. “I’m certifiably, insanely proud of this album. It’s been a while, and I’m grateful for all the years we’ve had. Looking forward to the next chapter with you.”

Stay tuned for Beautiful Trauma on Oct. 13.

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