Music Review | “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke, featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I.

And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me

Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.

Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.

Your wish is our command, Mr. Thicke!

Coy and bold, yet smooth and soulful. “Blurred Lines” screams narcissistic charm and swag. This is why blue-eyed soul with a kick isn’t cliché when it comes to L.A.’s own Robin Thicke.

With a sound reminiscent of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 party starter, “Got to Give It Up”, the song is produced by super producer Pharrell Williams. Williams wrote the mega hit with Thicke and Atlanta hip hop sensation, Clifford “T.I.” Harris. “Blurred Lines” features a pop sound, in contrast to his usual R&B/Soul repertoire.

Showcasing the Michael Jacksonesque “Woos”, that echo throughout “Blurred Lines”, is the provocatively flirtatious music video. With appearances from models such as, Emily Ratajkowski and Elle Evans, the video garnered more than a million views in just a few days after its release.

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke

When choosing a title for his upcoming album, which will feature the mega hit, Robin Thicke had a thought-provoking view on things. He stated in an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, “I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older, that we all think that we’re living in either a black or white world, and we’re think that we’re on a straight path, but most of us are living between those straight lines”. “Instead of assuming that you know it all, it’s best to listen, and keep learning”.

“Blurred Lines” continues to be a worldwide hit. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached #1 in more than 13 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, France and Italy.

After his debut performance of “Blurred Lines” on NBC’s The Voice, the song shot to number one on iTunes, and peaked at number one on the Hot 100 chart becoming Thicke’s highest peaking song on the chart in his recording history, thus far.

Thicke’s new album, also, titled Blurred Lines is set for release later this month. Pick it up people!

 

Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.
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