Thicke tries to 'embody a little bit of that old cinematic charm, the golden age of Hollywood, and try to capture a little bit of that and put it into some soul music.'
Robin Thicke has debuted a music video for his latest single "Pretty Lil' Heart". In the clip influenced by old Hollywood classics, the husband of actress Paula Patton channels late actor James Dean. Lil Wayne, who lends his vocals to the song, also makes a cameo appearance.
"I'm a big movie fan, especially of old movies," Thicke said in a behind-the-scene video. "So I really wanted to embody a little bit of that old cinematic charm, the golden age of Hollywood, and try to capture a little bit of that and put it into some soul music."
Talking about the song, he stated, "The inspiration behind this song was really just about when you're in a relationship and you're faced with all the challenges of temptation and attraction to other people, how can you trust when you're not with that other person they're doing you right?"
Explaining further about the video concept, he shared, "I think that we all have those fears and this video is about some of those fears being realized in a fantasy realm, almost in a dream-like state, and yet we still are telling the one we love, don't worry I got you, I only wanna be with you."
Robin Thicke's "Pretty Lil' Heart" (feat. Lil Wayne) music video