Before P!nk‘s music video for “Try” premiered on Wednesday morning (Oct. 10), the singer declared in a press statement, “Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It’s my favorite video ever.” That’s pretty effusive praise, but the “Try” clip, which finds P!nk and a shirtless romantic partner expressing their frustrations through choreographed dance, makes it easy to see why the pop star so thoroughly enjoyed the shoot.
“Try” has two settings: a bare, one-floor house, and a sunny mountainside. Both allow P!nk and her man (played by dancer Colt Prattes) to engage in heart-wringing physical movements, from tossing each other on a stripped mattress to hovering on one another’s shoulders, in total solitude, while neon paint fills their bare skin. The climax of the music video comes when kitchen chairs are thrown, and suddenly the pair, understanding how much they need each other, run forward for an eventual embrace.
The “Try” clip was directed by Floria Sigismondi and choreographed by The Golden Boyz (RJ Durell and Nick Florez) along with stunt choreography Sebastien Stella. The video follows a string of show-stopping awards performances by the 33-year-old — which have often included aerial stunts — like her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards performance, her 2010 Grammys show, and her rendition of “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” at this year’s VMAs.
“Try” follows “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” as the second single from “The Truth About Love,” P!nk’s sixth studio effort, which notched the singer her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 last month. The full-length slips to No. 4 on this week’s tally.