Single Review: “You and Me” by You+Me (P!nk and Dallas Green)

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Today was met with an unexpected new single release from pop superstar P!nk… however, it’s not what you’d expect.  The single is actually the debut of music’s latest duo, comprised of P!nk and Dallas Green, also known as City and Colour.  Together, they equate to You+Me.

The duo’s debut album, Rose Ave., is due October 14th, and is lead by the single, “You and Me.”  This romantic, acoustic ballad finds P!nk exploring territory that was usually regulated to one track per album on her own projects.  It is comparable to songs like “Crystal Ball,” “Beam Me Up,” and “The One That Got Away,” but still fresh and different.

This spontaneous and creative move brings a refreshing change to P!nk’s catalogue.  Just as it felt she was an creative halt with her last album, The Truth About Love (which, while great, didn’t show much artistic growth), she follows up with this organic new single and album release.

The pair’s vocals mesh well, and the song is sung almost entirely in harmony.  It is a different approach to the traditional duet and it works remarkably well. P!nk’s soulful, bluesy vocal is complimented perfectly by Green’s wonderful low tones. Not only that, but its lyrics are simple yet moving and after one only listen the song feels like an old classic.

Thankfully, the album will be released in just over a month, so we do not have to wait too long to hear the rest of what is sure to be a great body of work from P!nk and Dallas, or rather… You+Me.  Take a listen to the single below.

Grade:

97/97

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