Pinks Raise Your Glassvideo Celebrates Gay Marriage
[artist id='710231']Pink[/artist] just released her new single, 'Raise Your Glass,' on Tuesday, and already she has announced plans to film the video for the song, which is off her Greatest Hits ... So Far!!! album , due out November 16.
The visuals for her song, which she said celebrates the 'underdogs,' will be set at a gay wedding, the singer told InDemand.fm .
'I will be celebrating a gay wedding [in the video],' she said of the clip, which she said was shooting this week. 'I am not the minister. ... There's so many [celebrations]. Of course typical psychotic me, it's 80,000 different things going on.'
Pink said the video's theme was inspired by real-life experience. 'I threw my best friend's wedding in my backyard — [she] is gay and she married her wife, and it was absolutely beautiful,' she recalled. 'At the end of it, her mom said, 'Why can't this be legal?' and started crying. It was just the most heartbreaking thing I've ever seen, so that's why I'm doing it in my video. '
As for the song itself, she explains that it too is a celebration for those who feel left out from the popular crowd. 'I don't know if it's going to be huge, but it is new. I did three new songs. It was good timing. I had been on the road for two years and I hadn't written anything and I wanted to write a song about underdogs.
'Instead of going and becoming a cover girl and endorsement girl and popular girl and having #1s, I kind of just hit the road and pounded the pavement ... and became a touring artist,' she said. 'You don't have to be popular when you're a touring artist, you just have to be good, and this is just a celebration and a thank you.'
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