Robin Thicke’s ‘Morning Sun’ Is a Much-Needed Return to His Roots
Robin Thicke saw immense success in 2013, when he released the biggest song of the year with "Blurred Lines." He then followed that up with a weird and public breakdown in 2014, that was spurned by a very public divorce with his ex-wife, Paula Patton. His breakup led to the recording and release of the album Paula, which proved to be a total critical and commercial flop. Then there was that major lawsuit he and Pharrell famously (and controversially) lost to Marvin Gaye's family. To call the past two years of Thicke's personal and professional life a roller coaster would be a massive understatement.
Thankfully for Thicke, famous people have endless opportunities to reinvent themselves in the public eye, so frequent is the celebrity comeback, and it looks like he's hoping to revisit 2013's success with his latest single "Morning Sun."
"Morning Sun" is, admittedly, a refreshing return to his soul, retro-inspired roots. While he erred heavily on the side of pop for his past two albums, Thicke's beginnings as a soul and R&B artist are what made him a household name in the first place. It's a smart return to form, and the song is fun and catchy enough while maintaining a radio-friendly sound.
"Morning Sun" is set to be on Thicke's upcoming eighth studio album, which is rumored to be released later this year. You can check out the track's lyric video above.
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