Pink’s “TRUSTFALL” Lyrics Meaning
“Trustfall” can ultimately be deemed a self-empowerment song. However, it is one of those whereas the vocalist is presenting the matter at hand, making the world a better place if you will, as one that she will (symbolically) embark on alongside the listener.
P!NK, STILL GOING STRONG @ 43
One of the most interesting things about P!nk is that despite being a middle aged – or more specifically 43 years old as of the dropping of “Trustfall” on 27 January 2023 – she is able to appeal to a younger, more mainstream music crowd.
Part of that reality is attributable to the singer keeping herself in shape via an intense workout regime. But it would also be because, during her heyday earlier in the 21st century, Pink dropped a number of albums which were all multi-platinum successes. In fact all of her first seven studio albums have been certified multi-platinum in the songstress’s homeland of the United States and/or elsewhere. So her popularity will linger for some time to come.
Pink, as an artist, has also proven effective at adapting her messages to speak to whatever is going on in her personal or in the world at large. And in the case of “Trustfall”, which is also the name of her ninth studio album, the background of the sentiments expressed lie in the vocalist, within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, coming to realize, in her own words, “what actually matters”.
YOU HAVE TO SEE THE DREAM BEFORE YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT
In the first verse, the vocalist goes about visualizing the goal at hand and encouraging the listener to do the same. As depicted, she is ‘picturing a place’ where life is not as painful as the world we currently live in. Also according to this vision, people “somewhere else far away” are more honest than they are as we know them.
What the chorus goes on to infer is that the above locality is not a physical place but rather one within us, in a manner of speaking. And reaching this destination, where “love is on our side”, is achieved through “a trust fall”. It is an act or disposition of faith which causes one to take related action.
As implied in the second verse, what it entails is likeminded individuals opening up to each other. And all lyrics considered, achieving this goal requires, most simply put, casting away associated fears. Then, as also inferred in the second verse, people who are able to successfully “trust fall” will go on to live more edifying or outstanding lives, “burn(ing) like the sun” and all.
P!NK IS DOWN FOR THE JOURNEY
Pink is not preaching what she doesn’t intend to practice in song. In the bridge, she expresses a willingness to “trust fall” alongside the addressee/listener. It isn’t such that she’s doing so purely for altruistic reasons, if you will. Rather, Pink “fell so far until (she) found you” and now is returning the favor by accompanying the listener on their own faithful search towards a more fulfilling life.
To note, there doesn’t appear to be any official explanation as to who said addressee is supposed to be. But usually when we come across songs of this nature, it entails the singer addressing his or her fans. So they’re not literally referring to being alongside the listener. Instead, such lingo refers to the relationship they share via the music. So apparently, Pink perceives her catalog as being a loving and potentially uplifting experience.
JOHNNY MCDAID, GEORGIA HUDSON, RCA RECORDS AND FRED AGAIN “TRUSTFALL” WITH P!NK
Hitmakers John McDaid and Fred Again, respectively being from Northern Ireland and the UK, produced “Trustfall” and co-wrote it. In that latter regard they achieved the task with Pink.
This entire album is backed by the RCA Music Group, whom the songstress has been associated with, originally via Arista Records, since the onset of her discography.
As for the music video to this track, which unlike the lyrics sport an overt romantic undertone, it was assembled by director Georgia Hudson.
LONG AND SHORT OF “TRUSTFALL”
Ambitious life-advice songs such as these tend to be pretty vague in their approach. But apparently, what’s to be more appreciated is the general sentiments that lie underneath. And in this case, those would be along the lines of espousing faith and interpersonal love.