Many of us will agree that 2017 has not been a banner year. I for one am ready to take a break from the world. How about you? But one thing (the only thing?) 2017 has done well is documentaries about badass female musicians. First, we devoured Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two on Netflix, and now we have Pink's upcoming short film about her life as a pop star mom and how she tries to balance it all without going crazy (a feeling many of us can relate to).
The new film, On the Record: P!nk — Beautiful Trauma, will be out on Apple Music on Oct. 13. Early this morning, the singer tweeted the trailer: "I made a thing with @AppleMusic! It’s a documentary about #BeautifulTrauma – Check out this trailer."
Beautiful Trauma is Pink's seventh album, and the documentary follows its creation — and Pink's challenges balancing career with motherhood behind the scenes. She and husband Carey Hart have a daughter, Willow Sage, 6, and a son, Jameson Moon, 9 months. And all four of them are constantly on the go.
People released an exclusive sneak peek of the new film, and it seriously looks fantastic. “I would like to put everything I am and everything I have into everything that I do,” Pink says in one scene. “I’d say the hardest part is just trying to figure it all out. I signed up for this when I was 16, and now I have children, and I have a marriage. I just want to always make sure that I’m doing right by them. It’s not a simple puzzle anymore — it’s not just me.”
The trailer montage is a crazy blur of kids and rehearsals and video shoots and photo shoots and travel — and just reinforces our general feeling that Pink is one of the natural wonders of the world.
“The studio sessions, then you write the songs, and then you have to finish the songs and somebody’s in New York and somebody’s in Philadelphia. Then maybe there’s a choir in Philadelphia and then it’s photo shoots, it’s video shoots, and then you’re in dance rehearsals,” she says in the trailer. “Then you’re on a festival tour at the same time over here and you’re getting ready for your regular tour, so it’s rehearsals and it’s putting on shows and then your 6-year-old has surf camp and your 8-year-old has a vaccination and then your album’s out.”
Yeah, she said "8-year-old," not "8-month-old." Because mom brain exists, even for musical icons. When a producer points out her mistake, Pink laughs, "I said 8-year-old? Ah, shit."
Pink is clearly as excited as we are about the new album and the documentary, as teased by her Instagram post today.
So, yeah, we can't wait for Oct. 13. We also can't wait for the day when Pink asks us out for beer and nachos. Soon?