Pink – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess
With the main theme of being in a relationship that has been in trouble for a while, we hear the story of two lovers trying hard to maybe fix what they have. We’ve all been there. And if you haven’t, Pink and Nate do a really good job of making you feel like you have. It’s in the key of G major and its 95 BPM. Written by Pink, Nate Ruess and Jeff Bhasker.
BEAT – That reverb on the clap is really well-mixed. Also the piano intro and outro serve as really nice book-ends that emphasize that sad feeling. Mid-tempo beats do a really good job of being a sad song, but also an “Im not giving up type of song.” Diamonds from Rihanna is the same tempo. I love really subtle hi-hats and this song does a really good job of that. The strings do a very good job of filling out the song, completing that feeling of holding on.
LYRICS – This hook is so catchy ! I like how it comes right around the minute mark along with the drums. Both verses do a good job of showing that Pink’s been feeling this for a while, but Nate is finding out about the problem for the first time. Pink Is reminiscing about happier times, talking about how he fixed her. and Nate’s trying to explain,”Hey it’s gonna be fine.”
Are they gonna learn to love again?