Pink has tackled a number of pivotal moments in American politics in the music video for her new single Irrelevant.
Directed by the star with Brad Comfort, the powerful visual features footage of various demonstrations on gun violence, LGBTQ+ rights, trans rights, Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement and more.
Protests against the overturning of Roe v. Wade – which brought an end to 49 years of the right to an abortion in the country – coincide with the lyrics, “Girls just wanna have rights / So, why do we have to fight?”
Over the past month, Pink has been praised for condemning the Supreme Court’s archaic decision to “steal our basic right to control our bodies and futures”.
“Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay – THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER FUCKING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN,” she said in a viral tweet. “AND ALSO FUCK RIGHT OFF. We good?”
In another, she expressed how “our nerves are collectively fried” from countless years of racism, misogyny and homophobia, as well as the COVID pandemic, countless school shootings and the ‘lunacy’ of the Republican Party.
“It’s all a bit much. But we will stick together,” she assured her followers. “Good will prevail over evil.”
According to Billboard, proceeds from Irrelevant will be donated to When We All Vote, the national nonpartisan voting initiative created by Michelle Obama.
In a statement, Pink said of the protest anthem: “As a woman with an opinion and the fearlessness to voice that opinion, it gets very tiring when the only retort is to tell me how irrelevant I am. I am relevant because I exist, and because I am a human being. No one is irrelevant.”
Pink continued to say that “no one can take away” her voice.
Irrelevant is now available on iTunes and streaming services.
You can watch the powerful music video here or below.