The A-list white soul scene in 2013 is about to get realllly interesting right about now.
With all the gab of Timberlake’s most recent work on The 20/ 20 Experience nabbing more than a few pages from the Robin Thicke Playbook, of course the arrival of something new from Robin is bound to draw all types of attention, with folks at the ready to start up some kind of feud in which of the falsetto-loving blue-eyed-soul crooners does the style the best.
Beyond our own low-key amusement at the possible “Suit & Tie”-directed shade being thrown in having Robin’s latest, “Blurred Line”, boast its own super-producer (Pharrell) and reigning hip hop star (T.I., at his slick best here), we’ll gladly stay out of the debate, but Thicke has stumbled onto a seriously tough groove with this first taste of his untitled forthcoming sixth effort, achieving his own wedding reception-ready bounce with what sounds like a clipped sampling of Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” as he playfully plays up the panty-peeling Lothario role, freeing babes from style-crimping suitors (“Ok now he was close, tried to domesticate you/ But you’re an animal, baby it’s in your nature”) before smoking them out (“Baby can you breathe?/ I got this from Jamaica/
It always works for me, Dakota to Decatur”) and entertaining them with goofy lyrics (“I feel so lucky, you wanna hug me?/…What rhymes with hug me?”).
Let the battle (read: on-line fanbase wars) begin…