Robin Thicke Defends “Blurred Lines” Against Critics: “We Were Just Jamming”

Written by on February 11, 2021

He is readying the discharge of his forthcoming album On Earth, And in Heaven this Friday (February 12), and in anticipation, Robin Thicke has sat down with Zane Lowe. The award-winning singer is celebrating many years within the business the place he is toured the world, topped the charts, and collaborated with the most effective of the most effective, however a tune that has been on the heart of the controversy is his smash hit, “Blurred Traces.” The tune was a collaboration with Pharrell Williams and T.I., however it might land Thicke in court docket in opposition to Marvin Gaye’s property. 

Pharrell Williams, TI, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
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A court docket would later award the late-great Marvin Gaye a songwriting credit score after discovering that “Blurred Traces” was influenced by the singer’s traditional “Obtained to Give it Up.” That wasn’t the one scandal to hang-out the one; “Blurred Traces” lyrics have been dissected as critics claimed that the tune perpetuated date rape tradition. Pharrell has come ahead to acknowledge that the tune catered to “chauvinist tradition,” however in Thicke’s dialog with Lowe, the singer defended his piece of artwork.

“Effectively, actually, I by no means noticed it that means once I sang it or carried out it. Often, the primary piece, when it goes, ‘Bum, bum, bum, all people rise up,’ the group goes loopy,” he mentioned. “Even individuals who aren’t massive followers of mine, that is the one [song] they know… You simply sort of take it with a grain of salt.”

Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams, Marvin Gaye, Zane Lowe
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“The rationale I began all of it is because I really like music, I like to make music, after which, as soon as I began to carry out, I like to carry out, so I simply go for that a part of it,” Thicke mentioned, including that there wasn’t any intention for the tune apart from to make folks transfer. “We’re simply jamming, all people is supposed to rise up and dance. That is all of the tune is supposed to do.” Take heed to Robin Thicke’s interview under.

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