Just as she promised, Pink’s new video for “Raise Your Glass” is colorful and chaotic and features “80,000 different things going on.”
The clip for the upbeat single, which Pink has said she wrote for the underdogs, runs the visual gamut from ironic to uplifting to downright fun. The video opens with an overweight girl calmly eating in-between two cardboard cutouts of thin women. After a beat or two, the young girl punches one of the cutouts and knocks it over.
Pink then appears, appropriately costumed as Rosie the Riveter, singing the opening bars to the song. Cut to various scenes of shock-and-awe empowerment — Pink performing at a gay wedding, a reverse take on a bullfight wherein the singer threatens to deliver the final blow not upon the bull, but the bullfighter.
There is the scene with a sumo wrestler, where Pink faces off against a mustachioed man, which she described as “the middle-class working family against ‘the man.’ Another psychotic scene.”
From there, we see more odd, striking images. There is a scene in what looks to be a dairy farm, but instead of cows being milked, a line of blindfolded women are hooked up to pumps that feed into a bottle for a calf. Another daring scene features Pink waking up from a series of potentially scandalous acts with various religious figures.
However, in the midst of all the images meant to shock, there are plenty that offer hope and encouragement: a montage of different, diverse faces that runs over the song’s chorus, Pink and a nerdy-looking guy dancing up a storm at a school dance, Pink releasing lanterns into the sky, a woman crying at her graduation ceremony.
Obviously, “Raise Your Glass” has a lot going on, but it’s all very Pink and suits her lovable, no-holds-barred spunk.
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