I just saw on one of my favorite gossip sites — that’d be Oh No They Didn’t — that Robin Thicke’s about to drop a new album, and here’s his latest song. I’m feeling it! Very old school, drenched with horns, and it’s got a beat that gets my head nodding and my foot tapping. It’s a song you can step to, and I can definitely see it being a hit on the dance floor at a wedding or something. According to my number one favorite music blog, Soulbounce, the preview of his newest album, Something Else has been well received. Soulbounce also added this — “remember when he was just “Thicke”? When his music was edgier and he looked like Jesus?”
Um, YES! Yes, I indeedy do. Confession time — I had a big ol’ crush on Robin Thicke when he was riding his bike through the streets of New York City. Y’all remember what I’m talking about? If you don’t, here’s his first hit — When I Get You Alone.
I distinctly remember the first time I saw this video — it was on during the day on BET, you know, when they stray from the 106th and Park playlist and occasionally throw on something progressive? The video was such a breath of fresh air. Like, what’s this white Jesus looking dude doing, riding a bike and jumping over cars on BET? So different and fun and high energy. It was his overall delivery — dynamic, in your face but not obnoxious about it, and riding over that disco A Fifth of Beethoven sample. I loved it, but Thicke didn’t blow up big time until he dropped Lost Without You, but by then he’d cut the hair and gone all Jon B. style. He’s still a cutie — infinitely more attractive than Justin Timberlake if you ask me… which you didn’t, LOL. But I do miss the edgier, hairier Robin Thicke.
What say you, bellas? New Robin Thicke? Old Thicke? Or none at all?