Pink has spoken about how she struggled to get fun. frontman Nate Ruess to work with her.
The pair have however gone on to work together for their number one hit ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ which featured on Pink’s 2012 album ‘The Truth About Love’.
Pink sat down with Billboard and spoke about the duet and how Ruess wasn’t keen at first to collaborate with a popstar due to their record label.
The singer also spoke about how she practically tricked Ruess into working with her by threatening to use another star instead of him.
Speaking to Billboard she said: “Nate wasn’t sure that he wanted to be on a collaboration with a popstar.”
“Their label is an independent label, they weren’t sure. And I just kept telling them – well, I kind of tricked him into doing it, because we wrote the first verse the first day and basically the chorus, and then I went home and I was looking over the lyrics and thinking about the song, and it was never supposed to be a collaboration.”
She continued: “We were just collaborating as writing partners. But I was like, ‘This song is a conversation between lovers’. And he had to do it because he’s my favourite voice right now, aside from probably Adele.”
The ‘Trouble’ singer added: “I went back in and wrote the second verse and I sort of pitched the song. And he was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know how my band’s going to feel about it’. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I get it. I wouldn’t want to be on a song with a popstar either.”
“But you can’t deny that it’s a conversation – you just put the vocals down as the scratch vocal and I’ll get Gotye to sing it’. And I knew that was a huge dig. And [so] he sang it and I knew, no matter what he said, no one was going to sing it better. It just took many, many months of convincing.”
Watch the official music video for ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ below.