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"What About Us"
What About Us
Single by P!nk
from the album Beautiful Trauma
Released
August 10, 2017
Genre
Pop
Length
4:31 (album version)
3:55 (radio edit)
Label
RCA
Writer(s)
P!nk, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid
Producer(s)
Steve Mac
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"What About Us" is a song by American singer-songwriter P!nk. It was written by P!nk, Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid, with production handled by Mac. The song was released through RCA Records on August 10, 2017, as the lead single from P!nk's upcoming seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (2017).

Background Edit

P!nk hinted at an upcoming release in a tweet on July 16, 2017. When a fan asked when they could expect new music, P!nk wrote: "Well I'm shooting a video next week." On July 21, 2017, P!nk shared a video from the filming set, captioned: "Video #new #fyeah #itsallhappening." The day after, she shared a photo on social media, revealing the new single's title and release date.

CompositionEdit

"What About Us" is described as an emotional club ballad and dance floor anthem with pounding drums and an array of synthesizers. The song has also been described as a protest song. It is written in the key of A♭ major with a tempo of 114 beats per minute in common time. The song follows a chord progression of Fm–D♭–A♭, and P!nk's vocals span one and a half octaves, from A♭3 to E♭5.

Music videoEdit

The song's music video premiered on VEVO on August 16, 2017.

Credits and personnel Edit

  • P!nk – songwriting, vocals
  • Steve Mac – songwriting, production, keyboard
  • Johnny McDaid – songwriting, guitar
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing engineering
  • Chris Laws – engineering, drums
  • John Hanes – engineering
  • Dann Pursey – engineering
  • Gabe Burch – assistant engineering
  • Matt Dyson – assistant engineering

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