Robin Thicke is back at it. The man who made a smash next to Lil Wayne with his previous album, now hopes to recapture success with his new album, the forthcoming Something Else. He’s already got one single, “Magic,” out now and he’s still drawing favorable comparison’s to classic icons of music.
“It was just the inspiration of the great music of Philly and Motown and the ‘70s and Gamble and Huff,” he recently told Eurweb of his style this go around. “It feels like when you’re making music you don’t know where it’s coming from anymore. It’s just sort of embedded in your soul.”
This singer’s soulful sound comes from a deep love for music. “I’ve always naturally, organically been connected to soul music,” he added. “When I was 7 or 8 years old, it started with popular soul music like Michael Jackson and Prince. Then I got into Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and then I started listening to gospel music like Commissioned, John P. Kee and The Clarke Sisters and then I got into rap music and Hip Hop, Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. And then I got into the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and Curtis Mayfield.”
For the latest track, “Magic,” Thicke explained the political message behind the lyrics.
“I happened to have written that song when good things were happening to me and I was realizing how much greatness we all have in us and how sometimes the world tries to beat it out of us. Sometimes you’re expressing your vulnerabilities and sometimes you’re expressing your positive nature and that’s what that is. Some of us are searching for something bigger internally. I think my music tends to connect with a lot of those people that are searching for something else.”
Later, the singer also explained how his music relates to the candidate he will vote for.
“I think this music is about what [Barack] Obama represents – hope and change with a little idealism mixed in. The album is called ‘Something Else’ it represents what we’re going through as a country and a world. It’s time for change; it’s time for hope. It’s time for Barack Obama.”
The album, Something Else, is set to drop in September.