“‘Heartbreak is a Motherf*cker’ is what I originally wanted to name the album,” laughs Pink of “Funhouse,” due this week via LaFace/Zomba. “But this album is not all about that. It’s not just a breakup album. There is a lot of that, but there is fun happening too and that’s why I named it Funhouse in the end.”
The breakup of which Pink speaks is with motocross star Carey Hart, reflected in the sassy single “So What,” which has already spent time at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Hart wound up appearing in the accompanying video. “At first I was kind of irked because everyone was like, ‘Well, wait. I thought the split was amicable and now she’s talking shit about him?! What the f*ck?’ It’s hypocritical.’ But once everyone saw the video and saw that Carey was in it, it shut everybody up, which was lovely,” Pink says.
Album collaborators include Butch Walker, Max Martin, Billy Mann and EG White. “Funhouse” is the follow-up to 2006’s “I’m Not Dead,” which has sold more than 1.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.