International pop superstar P!nk has released the powerful and pointed new track “Irrelevant”.
The first collaboration between the singer and songwriter and producer Ian Fitchuk, “Irrelevant” is a protest anthem, P!nk transforming hate into art.
It’s been a remarkably quick turnaround to get here. Earlier this week, the Grammy Award-winner posted handwritten lyrics from the track: “I think it might rain today/ Ash on the ground/ Took all the heat we could take/ AND THEN BURNED IT DOWN,” the lines read.
“Woke up. Got heated. Wrote song. Coming soon,” P!nk captioned the social media post. That followed a previous social media post containing the hashtags #shutupandsing and #challengeaccepted that was accompanied by a video of the singer confidently crooning into the camera.
P!nk was seemingly inspired to create the track after being told to basically shut up about politics and concentrate on music. She fiercely spoke out against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month.
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“As a woman with an opinion and the fearlessness to voice that opinion, it gets very tiring when the only retort is to tell me how irrelevant I am,” P!nk says about the track. “I am relevant because I exist, and because I am a human being. No one is irrelevant. And no one can take away my voice.”
The track is also in aid of a good cause: all proceeds will go to When We All Vote, the voter advocacy initiative created by Michelle Obama. The organisation seeks to increase participation in each election cycle by helping to close race and age gaps. To date, over 100 million people have been educated about the going process, resulting in increased voter registration.
“Irrelevant” is P!nk’s first track of 2022. The singer released her eighth studio album, Hurts 2B Human, in 2019, with the album topping charts globally, including in the US, UK, and Australia.
P!nk’s “Irrelevant” is out now.