Monthly Roundup: October 2017

October sure has been quite an interesting month, wouldn’t you agree? It’s been quite an interesting month despite some ups and downs but it’s most certainly been the best month on record.

Without further ado, I shall now take a look back on the articles published over the course of October.

1.10.2017 – Welcoming you to October on Mother Nature, I mentioned that October was set to be just as busy as the last considering I was looking around for jobs, which meant I wouldn’t be publishing as much as I used to.

10.10.2017 – As this day marked World Mental Health Day, I wanted to raise awareness by telling you to make a difference, so that if you are or know someone who has a mental health condition, this day was about coming together and supporting everyone regardless of what mental health condition you and everyone else has or may have.

13.10.2017 – It’s been five years since The Truth About Love, but P!NK is back with a bang! Beautiful Trauma is the hotly anticipated album of the year and it’s no surprise to see P!NK bless us with such good music. In case you missed it, to read my review of P!NK’s album, Beautiful Trauma, click here.

16.10.2017 – This day was strange, to say the least, and for a good reason too. The sky was all yellow as a result of a sand and dust storm. This was due to Hurricane Ophelia leading a destructive path of its own, considering that the United Kingdom is no stranger to this kind of weather.

26.10.2017 – “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.” was my way of telling all of you that it’s okay that you’re not okay, that you should never keep your emotions inside and open up to everyone, and that you’ll begin to notice that you’re much stronger than before.

30.10.2017 – After months of job-hunting and a lot of hard work, I finally secured myself a full-time job! This day was the best highlight of my year alongside passing my UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Film & Photography Course with a Pass, as well as passing GCSE English with a C.

31.10.2017 – As Halloween Night finally arrived, everyone got into the spirit of dressing up to look like some characters from films or TV Shows, even with some going to such effort to dress up like the zombies from The Walking Dead, but what about the films? Well, to get into the Halloween spirit, I recommended up to almost 50 horror films for all of you if you wanted to put some fright in your ghoul for Halloween.

Thank you so much, everyone, for such a fantastic month. I know there has been some ups and downs over the last few weeks and I’m glad to have got through these past few weeks and I couldn’t have done this all without my family, my friends, especially all of you, so thank you so much for everything!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Again, thanks so much, everyone, and I shall see you all in November!

Alex Smithson

What a Beautiful Trauma! P!NK is Back & Ready to Kick Ass!

It’s been five years since The Truth About Love, but P!NK is back with a bang! Beautiful Trauma is the hotly anticipated album of the year and it’s no surprise to see P!NK bless us with such good music.

To see the album artwork is to be believed, but listen to the album closely and you’ll understand why this album is so good! Beautiful Trauma is the textbook example of how an album should be done and is the perfect album if you’re going through a difficult patch or a break-up at any stage in your life.

Released on Friday 13th, and packing plenty of punches, P!NK is not ashamed to unleash the rawness of her voice, whilst giving her unique and personal touch to Beautiful Trauma.

Listening to the album gave me goosebumps from the first track on the album which is self-titled also for the name of the album. This album also intentionally tugs at the heart-strings, and you cannot quite help but relate to the message she intends to get across.

This is the full tracklist for Beautiful Trauma (Explicit + Clean):

  1. Beautiful Trauma
  2. Revenge (feat. Eminem)
  3. Whatever You Want
  4. What About Us
  5. But We Lost It
  6. Barbies
  7. Where We Go
  8. For Now
  9. Secrets
  10. Better Life
  11. I Am Here
  12. Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
  13. You Get My Love

Below is the official album artwork for Beautiful Trauma:

Because this album has two sides to the message, personal and political, it’s easy to understand why P!NK would channel her real feelings and emotions into Beautiful Trauma because like I said, she’s back and ready to kick some ass!

Don’t be surprised but expect the unexpected because P!NK doesn’t hold back and with positive reasons in mind.

I love that P!NK is a realistic, unafraid and independent woman because she doesn’t hold back. She speaks her mind and is not at all ashamed to make her feelings clear, and for me, I can relate to that in a certain sense because it’s like she is trying to say to us: “Why should we hold back how we really feel? Why should we hold back what we really think of the world?” and for me, I cannot and shall not deny that Beautiful Trauma is beautifully crafted with punchy visuals in each record. It’s like each song paints its own picture and you don’t need to feel like you cannot relate to this record because you can now have that right to relate to the album, Beautiful Trauma, and that no one, and I mean no one, can tell you that you shan’t relate to it because you can.

Concluding this review with one word: Perfection!

Heard Beautiful Trauma by P!NK? If so, please tell me, I would love to hear what you’ve got to say about her album. All comments welcome.

Alex Smithson

© Alicia Beth Moore, RCA Records, Sony Music & Pinkspage.com

© The Beautiful Trauma album artwork, the article image and tracklist are all copyright of Alicia Beth Moore, RCA Records, Sony Music & Pinkspage.com. Full copyright goes to the respective owners.

Beautiful Trauma / P!NK / Album Rating: 10/10