They’re two of the most recognizable voices in the world of music and now country music’s Chris Stapleton and pop’s Pink are joining those magnificent instruments on her pleading new ballad, “Love Me Anyway.”
The song begins simply with piano and Pink’s voice, gradually building to add a more beautiful orchestral arrangement, but the magic begins when Chris adds his signature grit to her ethereal soprano in the second verse. The chorus features the pair in a call and answer manner where each of their remarkable vocal contributions is highlighted individually and the contrast in their voices magnifies the intensity of the lyric.
“Could you / Could you still love me? / Could you / Become the pieces of me? / Could you / Could you still love me? / Could you love me anyway? / Could you / And catch me when I fall. / Could you / And rise above it all. / Could you / And hold me when it hurts. / I can’t stay in the world, could you?”
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The song, which Pink co-wrote with “The House That Built Me” writers Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas, is from the iconic pop star’s newest album, Hurts 2B Human which came out April 26.
The project also includes collabs with Khalid, Wrabel, and Cash Cash. This isn’t Pink’s first country music collaboration and, hopefully, it won’t be her last. Back in 2016, she and Kenny Chesney Grammy-nominated chart-topper, “Settin’ the World on Fire” from his Cosmic Hallelujah album.