"Beautiful Trauma" is a song by American singer-songwriter Pink. It was written by Pink and Jack Antonoff, with production handled by Antonoff. The song was released through RCA Records on September 28, 2017, as the first promotional single from Pink's seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (2017). The song was released to American contemporary hit radio as the second official single of the album on November 21, 2017.
Alongside the announcement of the track on Twitter, Pink explained her reasoning for the title of the album: "life is f*cking traumatic. But it's also incredibly beautiful, too. There's a lot of beauty still and beautiful souls." The song was released on September 28, 2017, as a promotional single for her album, "Beautiful Trauma". The song impacted BBC Radio 1 as an "A List" on November 10, 2017. The song released as the second official single of the album on November 21, 2017.
"Beautiful Trauma" is performed in the key of G major with a tempo of 96 beats per minute in common time. Pink's vocals span two octaves, from G3 to G5. It has been described as a pop rock song.
"Beautiful Trauma" received positive reviews from critics. Andrew Unterberger from Billboard described the song as "elegant and bloody, shimmering and grundgy… its life affirming without being pandering", whilst also noting that is was the "perfect lead single" choice. Hayden Wright from Radio.com reviewed the song positively, stating, "it’s an epic, dramatic track with stylistic range and plenty of heart".
On November 21, 2017, a music video for the song was premiered featuring actor and dancer Channing Tatum. The video features Pink and Tatum as Fred and Ginger Hart. Throughout the video, Pink vacuums, irons a shirt and subsequently burns it, and burns a pie. The two then dance in drag, drink, and engage in role play with a second woman named Rhonda (portrayed by Nikki Tuazon).
Pink performed the song on Saturday Night Live on 14 October 2017 (the day after the release of Beautiful Trauma) alongside "What About Us". She also performed the track on Good Morning America. On 19 November 2017 Pink performed "Beautiful Trauma" at the American Music Awards. Pink also performed the song on the fourteenth series of The X Factor UK on 3 December 2017 alongside "What About Us".File Hashes