It’s no secret that Pink has emerged as a pretty inspiring figure for women (and especially moms) everywhere in the last few years. Her songs have always been like quiet anthems that celebrate women and the strength of the underdog; but where she’s really struck a chord lately has been in all the ways she’s kept it real about marriage, motherhood, and the struggle to balance it all. In a recent viral Instagram post, for example, she opened up about meeting a fellow mom in the grocery store who thanked her for her honesty about motherhood. The two hugged and then cried, she shared, while bonding over just how damn hard it all is — and just how much women need to both give themselves and each other a break.
It’s that same raw honesty and girl-power message that finds its way into Pink’s latest single, “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” which the singer performed — and brought the house down — with on stage Sunday at the 2018 Grammy Awards. According to Billboard, the ballad was originally written for the 2015 film Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, which chronicled the early women’s rights movement and the fight to vote.
It’s no wonder then that the lyrics carry with them a literal rallying cry for women to fight for what they believe in: This is my rally cry / I know it’s hard, we have to try / This is a battle I must win / To want my share is not a sin.
The official music video for the single, released Monday, shows Pink in a similarly stripped-down look as the one she took to the stage with Sunday night — no back-up dancers, no actors, and no fancy plot lines. Just one powerhouse voice belting out a feminist anthem everywhere.
It also features her 6-year-old daughter Willow, in a subtle nod to its girl-power message, and captures the mother-daughter duo in a sweet embrace. But the video’s release this week goes even deeper than that: As the singer announced in a press release Monday, it’s release now coincides with a UNICEF initiative she’s launching, to benefit women and girls in need around the world.
“As a UNICEF Ambassador, I am proud to work with an organization that supports and empowers women and children around the world,” Pink shared in a press release Monday. “In honor of this incredible organization, in honor of this video for ‘Wild Hearts’ and in honor of girls and women all over the world standing up for themselves, I am going to be making a donation in all of your names to this wonderful organization, and I encourage you to do the same if the spirit moves you.”
I don’t know about you, but my love for Pink just went up tenfold.