Chris Stapleton Joins Pink for Collaboration on ‘Love Me Anyway’ [Listen]
Chris Stapleton and Pink have joined forces for a powerful duet from her new album. The country belter lends his voice to a new track titled "Love Me Anyway," which fans can hear by clicking on the video above.
Pink begins the track by delivering a solo vocal over a delicate piano figure, and Stapleton's gruffer voice adds texture beginning at the second verse as they sing, "Even if I scandalize you / Cut you down and criticize you / What would you say?"
They alternate between harmonies and trade-off lead lines in the second chorus and trade powerful lines in the third and final chorus, the starkness of the arrangement making their vocal performances stand out that much more passionately.
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Pink co-wrote "Love Me Anyway" with Allen Shamblin and Thomas Douglas. The song appears on the pop superstar's new album, Hurts 2B Human, which she released on Friday (April 26).
Stapleton has collaborated in the pop world before. He's worked with Justin Timberlake several times, including an appearance on "Say Something," a track from Timberlake's country-tinged Man of the Woods album. Adele also recorded a cover of "If It Hadn't Been for Love," from Stapleton's former band, the SteelDrivers. Stapleton co-wrote that song with his former SteelDrivers bandmate Mike Henderson, and Adele's rendition appeared on her 21 album.
Pink has also worked across genre lines, most notably in 2016, when she recorded a Grammy-winning duet titled "Setting the World on Fire" with Kenny Chesney.
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