Pink is about to submit her entry for the feel-good song of the summer — and appropriately enough, it’s called “Feel Good Time.”
The lead single from the upcoming sequel to the box-office hit “Charlie’s Angels,” Pink’s soon-to-be-released song is the first glimpse at what direction the pop singer might be taking for her in-progress next album.
“Feel Good Time” has electro flourishes (courtesy of William Orbit) spiraling around each other and a groove reminiscent of Beck circa his fun period (no wonder — it was written by the postmodern folkster himself). Seeming to describe her character in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” the lyrics ponder the life an operator of an underground motorcycle club must lead.
“We go where we like/ We got overtime/ We get paid to rattle our chains,” Pink sings in a slightly lower-register sing-songy voice. “Sleeping in the church/ Riding in the dirt/ Put a banner over my grave … / Show me something big and untamed … / We know how to pray/ Party every day/ Make our desolation a play/ Riding in a rut/ Till the powers gut/ We don’t even have a good name.”
Last fall the singer filmed her part in the movie, in which she appears during a motocross scene, as does her boyfriend, real-life motocross champion Carey Hart (see “Pink Shoots ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Role, Records Song For Soundtrack” ).
Pink and director Dave Meyers shot a video Sunday and Monday for “Feel Good Time,” which is scheduled to premiere later this month. Hart, though present for the Los Angeles shoot, doesn’t appear in the video, which features motocross racing and explosions on the beach. Those scenes were shot at an export terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and Malibu’s Westward Beach, respectively. MTV’s “Making the Video: Pink” debuts May 19 at 5 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, Pink continues to toil away in a Los Angeles recording studio on her follow-up to Missundaztood. A spokesperson for the singer’s record label said it’s too early to tell which producers or collaborators would make the cut for the album, which is due in November. At least one of those collaborators, however, is Linda Perry, according to Perry’s management and Pink’s Web site.
“Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” hits theaters June 27, while the soundtrack hits stores June 24.