Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines EP - 2013 Pharrell Laidback Luke Pop R + B Hip Hop - Sealed 3 Trk 12" EP
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Label: Star Trak LLC – 3755893
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Pop Rap, Contemporary R&B
A1 Blurred Lines (Original Version)
Featuring – Pharrell Williams, T.I.
Written By – Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke 4:23
A2 Blurred Lines (Instrumental)
Producer – Pharrell Williams 4:23
B1 Blurred Lines (Laid Back Luke Remix)
Featuring – Pharrell, T.I.
Remix – Laidback Luke 4:39
"One would be hard pressed to deny the elastic groove of "Blurred Lines," the Marvin Gaye-inspired uptempo romp which serves as the title track for Robin Thicke's new EP (and upcoming sixth full-length album). Armed with the insinuating production of Pharrell and a cameo rap by T.I., Thicke easily thumbs through an assortment of vocal stylingslaidback swagger, airy falsetto, and rhythmic riffing. While avid fans of the slick California crooner's signature slow jams and mid-tempo cruisers may initially feel a bit of shell-shock upon hearing him proclaim, "You the hottest bitch in this place" alongside T.I.'s spoken boast, "He don't smack that ass and pull your hair like that," most will probably enjoy the effortless sing-along quality of the song's hook as it fits like a glove over the percussive arrangement (modeled after Gaye's "Got to Give It Up") summer-jam quality of "Blurred Lines" and Thicke's potent vocal delivery.
"All in all, Thicke's Blurred Lines EP is a solid glance at a decade of work from a soulful artist who might not always shatter sales records, but who bravely challenges the myth that classic soul and contemporary R&B cannot seamlessly coexist. The lyrical shortcomings of the set's new title track are hopefully only a temporary break from the more prominent, high-quality writing found on the remaining materialand not an indicator of a new direction to be pursued on the upcoming Blurred Lines album."
|Format||EP , 12|
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