After assisting with Eminem's "Recovery," P!nk has re-upped with the hip-hop veteran for "Here Comes The Weekend," a track off her forthcoming sixth album "The Truth About Love." The song hit the Web on Wednesday (Sept. 12), six days before P!nk's latest full-length is released and three whole days before the actual weekend.
Produced by DJ Khalil and Chin Injeti, "Here Comes The Weekend" channels P!nk's punk-pop attitude into a chunky guitar line and cymbal-heavy percussion that support the sneering, carefree hooks. Em appears for the first time near the three-minute mark of the track, curiously rattling off multiple name-checks to Sean Combs, such as, "I'ma run the city tonight when I hit it I might/Act like a frickin' idiot, Diddy mixed with a medieval knight."
P!nk appeared on "Won't Back Down," the fourth track on Eminem's "Recovery," which was the best-selling album of 2010. The track, also produced by DJ Khalil, led to a handshake deal between the two superstars: in exchange for the "Won't Back Down" hook, Eminem would appear on P!nk's next full-length.
"The Truth About Love" will also feature guest appearances from Lily Rose Cooper (AKA The Artist Formerly Known as Lily Allen) on "True Love," and fun.'s Nate Ruess on the duet "Just Give Me a Reason." "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," the lead single which P!nk performed at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards last week, climbs to No. 8 on this week's Digital Songs chart, selling 113,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As revealed in Billboard's recent cover story on the pop singer-songwriter, P!nk will celebrate the release of "The Truth About Love" with an appearance on "Today" next Tuesday, and a set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 22. A proper tour is expected in 2013.