Pink protests racism and misogyny in the US in the music video for her new song “Irrelevant.”
The brand-new song by Pink, “Irrelevant,” is a commentary on the times.
The performer hinted to the new song last week by writing “I awoke. went berserk. song author. Very soon.” A four-minute condemnation of some of the most important issues confronting the nation was released as the “Irrelevant” music video on Monday.
Pink sings in the bridge of the song, “Girls simply want to have rights / So, why do we have to fight,” as the video shows footage addressing issues including racism, reproductive rights, and LGBTI rights.
The song was released not long after the pop artist warned followers of her music who could harbor certain right-wing beliefs in a post that received both support and condemnation.
To be clear, she wrote on June 25, the day after Roe v. Wade was overturned, “PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER FKING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay person’s business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER FKING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN.”
Pink is not the only musician who has spoken out in response to the contentious Supreme Court ruling. During her performance at the Glastonbury Festival, independent music icon Phoebe Bridgers led a chant that went, “F**k the Supreme Court.”
Bridgers at the time remarked, “Fk that sh*t, fk America.” “Like all these pointless motherfkers wanting to dictate to us what to do with our fking bodies,”
Rage Against the Machine, a rap-rock band, protested the choice during their first performance in almost a decade. A massive screen behind the band displayed statistics opposing forced conception, with the final slide simply saying: “ABORT THE SUPREME COURT.”