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In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

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A tabloid-heavy divorce and monstrous lawsuit about his biggest hit was hard enough, but then life hit Robin Thicke beyond the gossip column. Pushing through a creative fog, “On Earth, and in Heaven,” Thicke’s eighth album, will be released Friday. (Feb. 10)

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- It's like Malibu goes to Harlem hip hop, rock, pop, soul--

ROBIN THICKE: When my father passed away obviously I just had different things on my mind, different things I needed to get out. I started writing some new songs during that period. And then it was, last year when COVID hit and then Andre Harrell, my beloved mentor, and creative partner my whole career passed away. I just kind of woke up out of the fog, the creative fog that I was in and personal fog that I was in, and you know just started seeing the world a little differently, finally.

- Mr. Robin Thicke.

ROBIN THICKE: The song that's premiering this week as our official single for the album is Look Easy. We shot that video in L.A. It's COVID friendly, and it's premiering on BET and they're actually going to be showing the video in Times Square. And the lyric and the message, it was hitting me as if the front line workers, and our moms, and our teachers, and our-- these people that every day they get the job done and they push culture and society forward, they protect us, they heal us, they teach us, they save us, and they make it look easy, and I just thought of all these people that sacrifice themselves so we can live a better life. They make the hard times look easy.

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