COVER ME IN SUNSHINE! – Pink & Willow Sage MUSIC VIDEO…”I love singing with my daughter and my son. (…) But we have this song called ‘Cover Me in Sunshine’ that we recorded at home because it made us feel happy and so we’re going to put it out for no other reason than that we hope that the song makes you feel happy.”

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Cover Me in Sunshine

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“Cover Me in Sunshine”
Single by Pink and Willow Sage Hart
ReleasedFebruary 12, 2021
GenrePop
Length2:21
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Amy Allen Maureen “Mozella” McDonald
Producer(s)A Strut (Ludwig Söderberg)
Pink singles chronology
One Too Many
(2020) “Cover Me in Sunshine
(2021) “Anywhere Away from Here”
(2021)
Music video
“Cover Me in Sunshine” on YouTube

Cover Me in Sunshine” is a song by American singer and songwriter Pink and her daughter Willow Sage Hart. It was written by Amy Allen and Mozella with production by A Strut (Ludwig Söderberg). Hart debuted the song via video-sharing social media platform TikTok on February 8, while the full version was released on February 12, 2021, as a single through RCA Records. The track was met with positive reviews, with critics calling it “adorable” and praising both performers’ vocals. The accompanying music video was published alongside the single release, featuring Pink and Hart on their family ranch and winery in California. Song achieved moderate success, charting in top 40 of Austria, Croatia, Flanders, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland, and peaked within top 10 in Australia.

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Background and composition

In June 2011, Pink gave birth to her daughter, Willow Sage.[1] In 2018 Hart released a cover of the reprise of “A Million Dreams” for The Greatest Showman: Reimagined soundtrack.[2] In 2019, Pink told Entertainment Tonight that she would do a collaboration with her daughter in the future.[3] In November 2019 Pink announced that she was taking a break from music to focus more on her family.[4] In March 2020 she and her son were diagnosed with COVID-19.[5] On February 8, 2021, Hart debuted an a cappella performance of the “Cover Me in Sunshine” chorus on Pink’s TikTok account.[6] Two days later, Pink announced through her social media that the full version of the song would be released on February 12.[7] Pink released a video attached to this announcement, where she emphasized her collaboration with daughter:

“I love singing with my daughter and my son. (…) But we have this song called ‘Cover Me in Sunshine’ that we recorded at home because it made us feel happy and so we’re going to put it out for no other reason than that we hope that the song makes you feel happy. We thought we’d put it out around Valentine’s Day as a big ol’ hug and a kiss from us to all ya’ll.”[8]

It is an upbeat and mid-tempo pop song containing positive lyrics backed up by acoustic guitars.[9][10][11] Pink sings the first verse and chorus with backing vocals provided by her daughter, where Hart sings an outro on her own.[8][9] The song is composed in the key of F major, and Pink’s vocals range from F3 to Bb4.[12]

Reception

Justin Curto from Vulture wrote that song contains “some bright and warm harmonies between mother and child to get you through the end of the week”.[13] Entertainment Tonight‘s Liz Calvario called the duo “the cutest twosome around” and described Hart’s voice as “impressive”.[3] Julia Barajas of Los Angeles Times praised Hart’s vocals, calling them “fabulous”.[6] Nicholas Rise from People called the track “upbeat and positive”.[10] while ABC News Radio‘s Megan Stone described the track as “adorable”.[9] Billboard‘s Gil Kaufman called the song “inspirational” and “dreamy”, while describing song’s chorus as “bright and poppy”.[11]

In the US “Cover Me in Sunshine” failed to chart in Hot 100, however it peaked at number four in Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart with 2 million streams and 11,000 downloads.[14] In Canada the song peaked at number 60, and globally it achieved a peak of 104 on Global 200 and 133 on Global 200 Excl. US charts.[15] In Europe the song got a placement within top 40 of Austria, Croatia, Flanders, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland. In Australia the track became Pink’s 27th top ten single at the third week of charting by moving from number 16 to 10.[16] It ascended to number eight following week, peaking at number six next week.[17] “Cover Me in Sunshine” was certified gold by Australian Recording Industry Association for shipping 35,000 copies.[18]

Music video

The music video for “Cover Me in Sunshine” was released on the same day as the song and was “made [sic]” by both Pink and Willow Hart.[19] The video was recorded on Pink’s family ranch and winery near Santa Barbara, California.[8] It features the singer and her daughter having fun in nature, riding horses, collecting chicken eggs and being in a boat.[9][20] Corinne Heller of E! Online commented that the video “resembles an old home video”.[8]

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.[21]

  • Pink – vocals
  • Willow Sage Hart – vocals
  • Amy Allen – songwriting, guitar
  • Maureen “Mozella” McDonald – songwriting
  • The Struts – production
  • Jakob Jerlströn – bass, keyboards, programming, production
  • Ludvig Söderberg – bass, keyboards, programming, production
  • Fat Max Gsus – guitar
  • John Hanes – engineering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Dave Kutch – mastering

Charts

Chart (2021)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[22]6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[23]28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[24]28
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[25]60
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[26]46
CIS (Tophit)[27]41
Croatia (HRT)[28]30
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[29]6
Germany (Official German Charts)[30]24
Global 200 (Billboard)[31]104
Hungary (Single Top 40)[32]38
Ireland (IRMA)[33]61
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[34]12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[35]22
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[36]4
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[37]29
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[38]50
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[39]15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[40]21
UK Singles (OCC)[41]60
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[42]4

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[18]Gold35,000
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
VariousFebruary 12, 2021Digital downloadstreamingRCA

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