“Here Comes the Weekend” takes fans back to P!nk’s early days, to the days of “Get the Party Started.” There is no profound message, no anthem for wayward misfits. It is a pure and simple party rocker. The tune comes to a head with an unmistakable Slim Shady-style rap from Eminem, who assisted in writing the track. His influence is also apparent in the steady and heavy bass beat that runs throughout the track. “Here Comes the Weekend” is easily a track that could become prominent in dance clubs and house parties as the album gets a few more spins behind it.
Being somewhat on the fence regarding my opinion of the group fun., “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring the band's vocalist Nate Ruess—the first of two duets on the album, with Lilly (formerly Allen) Rose Cooper on “True Love”—pulls a little too much of their style into the sound for my liking. Perhaps it is Ruess’ unvarying vocals that distract my attention, or the simplistic piano that is so prevalent in their songs, but there is definitely something off-putting about this duet. Without it, The Truth About Love is a truly great album at this point in P!nk’s career. With it, the new album just has that one stutter step that briefly throws off the rhythm of the rest of the album.
The Truth About Love is available in CD and mp3 formats, with bonus tracks on albums purchased at Target and on iTunes. If you have been following P!nk through the years, you probably already have added this one to your collection. But if not, it’s definitely worth the coin to own it.