Robin Thicke Plays James Dean In “Pretty Lil’ Heart” Behind-The-Scenes

Robin Thicke is in a cinematic mood — last night, the R&B crooner hit the Oscar after-parties with his wife Paula Patton, and today he reveals that the visuals for his latest clip, “Pretty Lil’ Heart”, are influenced by old Hollywood classics like Rebel Without A Cause and A Streetcar Named Desire. “I’m a big movie fan, especially of old movies,” said Thicke in the behind-the-scenes for his new 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.” Watch the singer slink around a motel lounge with some sexy ladies below.

Robin Thicke — “Pretty Lil’ Heart”

“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 [that] they’re doing you right?” says Thicke, who plays a James Dean-type figure in the clip.

He continues: “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.”

The full video for “Pretty Lil’ Heart” premieres tomorrow on BET’s 106 & Park.