Stars aligned

Published date01 June 2021
Publication titleSignal
LIKE the rest of us, P!nk (real name Alecia Moore) has a lot of pent-up energy after a year cooped up at home.

The 41-year-old pop star, who contracted Covid-19 last March, used her time in lockdown to teach herself GarageBand, work out ‘‘like a crazy person’’ and of course, create.

‘‘Making music, making baby blankets, making bread,’’ says P!nk, a self-professed sourdough fiend. ‘‘I even care about where my flour comes from — that’s how deep in it I am.’’

She’s also readied a new documentary, P!nk: All I Know So Far. The concert film follows the So What hitmaker on the European leg of her ‘‘Beautiful Trauma World Tour’’ in 2019, juggling performing and parenting her two kids — Willow (9) and Jameson (4) — with husband Carey Hart.

I imagine the nostalgia was very real watching this documentary. It’s been two years in the making, so watching it back with my mom, I was like, ‘‘I miss live music so much. It doesn’t even have to be my show, I just want to go to a show.’’

I couldn’t help but feel exhausted for you, too. Jameson is so cute, but such a ball of energy.

He’s so delicious. He’s such a little romantic, too. I don’t know, I must’ve saved lives in my last life because I hit the kid lottery in this one.

I also loved the moment where you held a meeting with your team and each person had a bottle of wine.

That’s the only way you can have a meeting, especially these days post-pandemmy. Everyone gets a wine bottle. I’m a board member now — on PTA, official — and I totally pour beers in mugs and act like I’m drinking tea. Does that mean I have a problem?

How has it been being with your family 24/7 this past year?

It’s mostly great. (Laughs.) No, it’s beautiful. My son would have started preschool, but I got an extra year with him, so for that I feel so lucky. And they drive each other crazy — they drive me crazy. I can only imagine what it’s like for them living with me. I almost feel bad for them to have to be around me all the time.

So what sparked the idea for this new song, All I Know So Far?

I have this documentary and it’s the story of my life, kind of, and I have to write the story of my life in three and a-half minutes for a song. I’m obsessed with The Greatest Showman, I love La La Land, I’m a total theatre nerd. And I’m like, who better than (composers) Benj (Pasek) and Justin (Paul)? So I called them up and we wrote a song on Zoom.

All the lines are basically quotes pulled from the documentary, and the chorus is something my dad always told me...

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