|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|
|"Are We All We Are"|
|Single by P!nk|
from the album The Truth About Love
|P!nk singles chronology|
|← Previous||Next →|
|"Walk of Shame"||"Today's the Day"|
|The Truth About Love track listing|
|"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"|
"Are We All We Are" is the first track from P!nk's sixth studio album, The Truth About Love. It was written by P!nk, Butch Walker, John Hill, and Emile Haynie, and produced by the latter three. The song is three minutes and thirty-seven seconds long. P!nk stated that the song is very close to her, adding that it is based on her coming from a working class family.
Background and release
P!nk tweeted in February 2012, that she had begun work on her sixth studio album. Later, she tweeted a video of herself announcing the lead single for the album, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)."
Following the success of "Blow Me" and the album's second single, "Try," there was speculation that "Are We All We Are" would be released as the album's third single. These rumors were fueled by pictures from P!nk's latest music video that had leaked online; however, these were later proven to be for the "Just Give Me a Reason" video.
On October 31, 2013, "Are We All We Are" was sent to Italian radio. The song served as the album's fifth and final international single and sixth single overall, after "Walk of Shame" was released to promote The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne.
"Are We All We Are" was written by P!nk, Butch Walker, John Hill and Emile Haynie, and produced by Walker, Hill and Haynie. The song starts with a 25 second introduction, before going into the first verse and chorus, at which point the bass begins to play. This repeats. In the bridge, drums are the main instrument used.
In an interview with Spotify, P!nk noted that "Are We All We Are" was inspired by American politics, stating, "I'm an American, so the politics are a little frustrating in this country," adding that her family's working class background also served as inspiration for the song.
On October 28, 2013, a live performance video of "Are We All We Are" from The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne was released to promote the single.
"Are We All We Are" was performed live in Los Angeles prior to the album's release, along with "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try," "Slut Like You," and "How Come You're Not Here." It was later included in the setlist for The Truth About Love Tour and its subsequent DVD release. During the tour, P!nk opened the song by playing drums alongside her drummer, Mark Schulman.