Pink goes for inspirational and heartbroken in her new single, 'Try,' from her upcoming 'The Truth About Love,' and for sassy and smutty in the tongue-firmly-in-cheek 'Slut Like You.'

'Try' is reminiscent of the Pennsylvania native's hit 'Who Knew' in terms of sound and of most of her 'Funhouse' record in terms of its message: her heart hurts, but she's going to get through it, and so will you. "Funny how the heart can be deceiving / More than just a couple times / Why do we fall in love so easy / Even when it's not right? / When there is desire / There is gonna be a flame / Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned / But just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die / Gotta get up and try, try, try."

The song showcases both Pink's ferocity and vulnerability, because it's clear that under her skate punk, mohawked shell lies a girl who can cry, hurt and bleed just like the rest of us. This will be a good tune for Willow Sage to hear in a few years if someone is dumb enough to break her heart (and if Pink lets them survive doing that). It's simple, but effective: Broken hearts heal, but you have to put in some work.

Meanwhile, on Pink's 'Slut Like You,' she's back to her 'So What' and 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' roots. "You're not my little friend," she chants, evoking images of dumping Scarface, before launching into a hook that's similar to her frenemy Christina Aguilera's 'Woohoo,' accompanied by the occasional "Wham bam thank you ma'am." Based on the brief snippet, it's a quite a bit to swallow in only 45 seconds -- there's a ton going on here in terms of production, instrumentation and gang vocals -- but it's worth a listen.

If you're a Pink fan, these should get you pretty excited for 'The Truth About Love.' If you're not, they may not win over any converts ... but you'll likely get them stuck in your head in spite of yourself.


Listen to Pink, 'Slut Like You' Snippet