Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (4:15)
Producer: Greg Kurstin
Writers: Pink, Greg Kurstin
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./P!nk Inside Publishing (BMI), Kurstin Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
85 out of 100
Pink’s familiar blend of Joan Jett-on-the-dancefloor pop – not to mention her penchant for cheeky song titles – is back in full force on new single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” But the cast of characters has changed since we last heard from Ms. Moore with a pair of singles from 2010’s “Greatest Hits…So Far!!!” After a successful run of guitar-driven dance singles with Max Martin and Dr. Luke, Pink recruits producer Greg Kurstin, who recently helmed Kelly Clarkson’s No. 1 single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and The Shins’ “Port of Morrow” album. The result is classic Pink, complete with a swear-jar-worthy chorus (“shit” is used four times) and an abrupt key change that only a singer like her could pull off. An empowering breakup anthem in the vein of “So What,” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” is a welcome return to form for Pink at a time when everyone from Adam Lambert to Clarkson is co-opting her sound. Look for more Kurstin-supplied hooks on her untitled sixth album this fall.