Pink explores "The Truth About Love" on new album

Pink poses on arrival on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on September 6, 2012 in California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages) FREDERIC J. BROWN

Pink poses on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2012.
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(CBS News) Pink unveils "The Truth About Love" on Tuesday, her sixth studio album and first full-length release since 2008's "Funhouse."

The 33-year-old pop star returns with a 13-track set, full of pop-rock anthems, including "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," which she performed at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. The album features guest appearances by singer Lily Rose Cooper (formerly Allen), rapper Eminem and fun.'s Nate Ruess.

Since her last release, Pink has become a mom and has cemented her marriage to motocross racer Carey Hart.

"I write from my life, my experience. I'm selfish that way," Pink told USA Today. "I'm very much in the trenches, and I don't live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there's always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket."

When asked if she's "learned the truth about love," Pink said, "I know more about what I don't want than what I do. I don't want to live in fear. I don't want to stop fighting. I don't want to retreat to a silent corner."

Pink, meanwhile, tweeted Monday prior to the album's release:

As for critics' reviews, Entertainment Weekly gave "The Truth About Love" an A, noting, "Truth may switch up its stylistic forms, but Pink's uniquely torqued confessionals permeate every song; it's honesty you can dance to."

The Washington Post gave it 2.5 out 4 stars, explaining, "Formula production and hack songwriting intrude, but Pink's personality keeps pushing against the smooth surfaces. Call it a draw - it's not the left-field pop classic she seems capable of one day creating, but it also contains a handful of tracks that laser in on exactly what she does best."

Pink will take her new songs on tour in 2013. The outing kicks off in February.

Check out Pink's new song called "Try":


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