Monday November 7th, 2011 12:58

First Listen: Robin Thicke feat Lil Wayne

Robin Thicke

You’d be forgiven for thinking, at first, that ‘Pretty Little Heart’ was a number taken from Lil Wayne’s solo catalog. It does, after all, start off with some smooth and seductive verses from the ‘How To Love’ rapper, who drops a few of his typically abstract lines over a throwback piano lick and jazz-inflected drum strokes.

However, the track’s rightful owner is soon revealed as super-sleek R&B whisperer, Robin Thicke, who takes over from Weezy to lay down his own molten vocal showing. Sounding over bursts of big band brass, the soothing refrain of the song – “Baby, you got me/ Don’t worry your pretty little heart” – reveals a more tender side to Thicke, whose past single, ‘I’m An Animal’, only hinted at his wilder traits.

Whatever mode Robin’s in – be it the dulcet croon of ‘Pretty Little Heart’, or the soul-funk boogie of ‘I’m An Animal’ – we’re loving the immaculate, retro-modern sounds he’s broadcasting the moment. So it follows that we’re expecting nothing less than perfection from his forthcoming LP, ‘Love After War’, which is set to drop on 6 Dec. See what you think of his and Wayne’s new collabo, which is streaming here.

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Friday August 26th, 2011 15:58

New Track: Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke

Suave R&B chanteur Robin Thicke has loosed a feisty new beast in his latest single ‘I’m An Animal’, embracing smooth soul and funk flavours on this, the lead track taken from his untitled fifth studio album, due out later this year.

His last LP, 2009′s dubiously-titled ‘Sex Therapy’, may have featured an A-list of guest stars including Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg, but for now, we’re happy to hear Robin handling this brand new song solo.

‘I’m An Animal’ is alive and kicking with ‘big band’-style brass and strings hits, prowling over a wild disco bassline as Robin flexes his falsetto with some untamed lyrical creature-features.  “I’m a beast, hear me roar/ Fingernails on the floor, I’m an animal”, he purrs, tunefully.

So go ahead, catch Robin’s ‘I’m An Animal’ below, if you can.

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