I never really listened to Robin Thicke because I’ve always assumed he’s just a “poor man’s Justin Timberlake” and ignored his supposedly meager existence altogether (yeah, the internet is pretty mean.) If you put a glock to my head right now and asked me to name a song by him, it’s better to just put me out of my misery because I don’t know.
Actually, that previous statement is a lie because I do know one song by Thicke, thanks to a little help by two friends and an enjoyably cheesy music video: “Blurred Lines,” featuring Pharrell and T.I.
…And I can’t stop listening to it?! The video for “Blurred Lines” definitely helps with the addictive quality of the groovy R&B-inspired track, considering it features notoriously composed rapper T.I. dancing up a storm outta’ nowhere (who knew the man had moves?) The video is also pretty minimalistic by today’s standards, but still manages to entertain with a bounty of props and embellishments in the form of scantly-clad models in chic all-white ensembles. And by entertaining props, I mean baby goats, hay (like, from a farm) and metallic balloons that spell out “Robin Thicke has a Big D.” Cheeky fun!
As for the song itself, it’s a plain-and-simple romp. It features Thicke’s falsetto that somehow sounds exactly like something Prince would belt out in his heyday from the opening lines, and Pharrell scatters some welcomed Michael Jackson “Oww!”s throughout the song to transform the song into my greatest dream come to life. “Blurred Lines” doesn’t take itself seriously, and the video begs you to feel the same way: it’s pure, unabashed fun. And the track is quite naughty too, so that automatically makes things even better. With lyrics like “What rhymes with ‘hug me’…HEY” how can you possibly go wrong?
I dare anyone who has doubts about the legitimacy of Robin Thicke as a musician (foolish people like me, for example) to listen to “Blurred Lines” and not be overwhelmed by the singer’s charm and soulful croons. I’m sorry for calling you a poor man’s anything, Thicke: you proved me wrong.
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