This unlikely pair made a fine pop – ballad which I enjoy listening to on the odd occasion. I don’t know how I became aware of it, but I’m glad I did. I like hearing Nate Ruess’ entry into this song. He has a great voice and his retort to Pink’s words and expression is invigorating. Just Give Me a Reason is another song where according to my listening enjoyment the verses far exceed the chorus’, yet the producers or whoever makes that decision (songwriters?) perhaps for commercial reasons want to play the Chorus to death. It’s a shame this happens so often in modern music.
Right from the start
You were a thief, you stole my heart
And I, your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me that weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch, you fixed them
Now you’ve been talking in your sleep
Things you never say to me
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love
Originally, Just Give Me a Reason was just a song writing session, but Pink realized she needed someone else to sing the song with her because she thought that it was more of a conversation than a one perspective song. She asked Ruess to sing the song with her as a duet. The problem to me from a visual perspective, this duo doesn’t fit at all – in fact they have the least physical connection (live video). But in audio below, it sounds more realistic.
Nate Ruess is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the founder and lead singer of the indie pop band Fun, and of The Format. As of 2015, he also performs as a solo musician.
The song Just Give Me a Reason was chosen as the third single from Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012). The song received critical acclaim, with many critics deeming the song as the best track on the album. Prior to its release, the song charted in many regions due to strong digital sales, which was the reason for its release. The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in twenty-one countries including the United States, Australia & Canada.
1. Just Give Me a Reason – Wikipedia