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Friday, October 13, 2017 5:36am ET by  

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P!nk: 'I didn’t care about being on the cover of magazines'

P!nk releases 'Beautiful Trauma' today (October 13), her first new studio album since 2011's 'The Truth About Love'.

She spoke to The Guardian about the making of the album, the cathartic process that goes into songwriting and how she's been portrayed, she said:

“I started to realise that when I am the most uncomfortable and the most vulnerable and saying the most honest, shameful shit, that’s what’s getting to somebody else.

"And I’m basically having therapy and somebody else is getting something from it. That’s the only thing that was meaningful to me. I didn’t care about winning awards or being on the cover of magazines or people liking me. That was never what moved my needle.”

She also speaks candidly about her longterm marriage to Carey Hart:

"There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some.

"And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the shit you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again.

"Then two weeks later I’m like, things are going so good, you guys. Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?

“Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”

The 'What About Us' singer discusses how her sexuality had been portayed in the past and how times have changed:

"I think people like Miley [Cyrus] … I feel like people are just less inclined to be labelled now, which I really like. That’s where I was always coming from. Just, leave it alone.

"I just wanna live my life. I don’t need you to put me in a box or to figure me out or to figure out what I am. Cos I don’t know yet. And I never say never …”

The lead track from 'Beautiful Trauma' is 'What About Us' which was co-written with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

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