Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” can easily be deemed the song of the summer. The track was the first single off of the singers album, Blurred Lines, which was released today. It is unlikely for a chart topping song to be equally matched with other tracks off an artist’s album, but with Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke proves himself a master at what he does.
Thicke’s Blurred Lines provides 11 fun, energy driven tunes, one after the other. His unique techno/pop/old school crooner style shines in the record, as every song plays up his seducing vocals. The album is a healthy balance of R&B, techno, rap, and even a hint of jazz. While every song is original and stands out in its own right, each features a sound that is uniquely Robin Thicke.
The track “Ooh La La” may share a name with Britney Spears’ song to be featured in The Smurfs 2, but don’t be fooled. Thicke’s voice soars through the track with a mean falsetto – we are talking high notes some women may not be able to hit. The same rings true of the track “Take it Easy.” Thicke’s music is feel good, chill, and above all fun listening. The record is definitely perfect for the summer, as it features music perfect to jam out to on the beach, or at a pool party.
“Ain’t No Hat 4 That” is a track much better than it’s title. It’s a dance song full of soul and jazz that is bound to take over the radio stations. Yes, it may actually have the same staying power as “Blurred Lines.” The track has a contagious chorus and infectious beat; it is guaranteed success in the club/party circuit.
Coming at a quite second to “Ain’t No Hat 4 That” for best track off the album (after “Blurred Lines” of course) is “Get Out Of My Way.” Both tracks have a high energy, dance beat that make them perfect for summer time. They are songs you are bound to end up belting out in the shower and blasting in the car.
If people thought “Blurred Lines” was offensive, wait until they get a load of “Give it 2 Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Thicke sings “a little Thicke for you,” so prepare for the outcry and subsequent controversy. Okay, the lyrics of the song may not be exactly tasteful, but the beat is once again infectious in a way only Thicke can manage.
Thicke takes it down a notch with “Feel Good,” taking on a more balladic, smooth sound. It will help cool you off after jamming a little too hard to the rest of the album. It’s impressive such a up-tempo album featuring one party jam to the next manages to bring the levels down, as it helps provide more variety to the records sound.
This might be the most epic pop album of the summer, and will surely dominate charts. We will be blasting these tunes well into the winter when we want to reminisce over the high energy and fun of the passed summer. Thicke has a voice like no other in the industry. He seduces and serenades with his buttery smooth voice that captivates you. The attention he has received from “Blurred Lines” was a long time coming. Blurred Lines is the 36-year-old’s sixth album, but may be the first album people will pay attention due to the success of the title single. Clearly dominating the music scene recently, this is Thicke’s summer…maybe even his year.