It would be one thing to hear a song written about you. Men like Joe Jonas, Harry Styles, and John Mayer know the feeling by Taylor Swift’s hand (or voice). Robin Thicke seems to have attempted musical pleading with his entire new album entitled Paula, which was released on July 1st. Name-dropping obviously doesn’t scare him. Honestly, I never would expected something like this from Thicke; he didn’t strike me as the sentimental type. I guess reality hit him in right in the face when he and his wife, Paula Patton, separated in February. The couple had been together for a little less than ten years, and I would think that the split hit him hard.
I could try to explain the work to you, but I think that iTunes does it perfectly. In fact, I read it over and over, and that’s the reason I chose Thicke’s new album for today’s post.
We all know that break-ups can inspire, just as the iTunes description says. Look at Justin Bieber’s Believe Acoustic album including “Nothing Like Us,” which speculation says that he wrote about Selena Gomez. Even novelists take parts of their own relationships and put them in books that make us laugh and cry.
"These songs poured out of me over the course of two weeks, the whole album pretty much," Thicke said on Good Morning America. (Quote via abcnews.go.com)
With emotions like that, it’s no surprise that his plea couldn’t be contained to just one song. With 14 tracks, Thicke spared no apologetic thought. In my opinion, though, he did have a couple things to apologize for. Let’s not forget that Miley Cyrus twerked on him on national television.
The reviews are slightly mixed of the “Blurred Lines” singer’s new album. Some think that Thicke isn’t far from winning his lady back when others think the album is, and I quote, “desperate and creepy.” The average rating on iTunes is about three stars, but most votes are either five or one. It seems that Thicke is a bit polarizing.
There’s a ton of speculation about why the couple even split in the first place, but most sources account it to a mutual agreement. Of course, some people think Thicke had some sort of affair, which seems like the obvious opinion. The thing is that we don’t know, but we do know that Thicke wants her back. We’ll just have to see if an album named after his ex is enough to catch her attention, or if he’s going to have to do more than singing to win her heart.
Give Thicke’s new set list a listen and tell me what you think. Happy kommenting :)