Robin Thicke has been one of the most popular artists in the R&B game for going on a decade now, but even he would agree that his career trajectory took a significant jump when he dropped “Blurred Lines” back in March. Over the course of the last three months and change, the song has gone to #1 in 14 different countries and become the undisputed Song Of The Summer here in the United States. Tomorrow sees the release of his full-length album Blurred Lines, his sixth studio LP. We sat down with #THICKE a few days ago for the latest entry in our ongoing Track-By-Track series, and he was gracious enough to share the inspirado behind each one of the 11 songs on this collection.
Today, we’ll feature Robin’s Track-By-Track commentary on the first five songs on his Blurred Lines LP, which you can pick up as soon as the clock strikes midnight tonight: “Blurred Lines,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Ooo La La,” “Ain’t No Hat 4 That,” and “Get In My Way.”
1. “Blurred Lines”
WRITTEN BY: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris Jr.
PRODUCED BY: Pharrell for the Neptunes
EXCERPT OF ROBIN’S COMMENTARY: “When I first made the record, I really felt there was something special. I had just made a couple of records with Will.I.Am and a couple of other very talented young producers, and I felt there’s something about this ‘Blurred Lines’ song that just seemed special to me. But it was so different, I didn’t know if everyone else would get it.”