We loved the laid-back cool of “Blurred Lines,” but this new cut is a more aggressive beast (subtlety was never will.i.am’s forte). With its serrated electro pulse and sort of hook-less, ceaseless forward motion, the song certainly evokes Black Eyed Peas at their most space-poppy. Thicke mainly sing-whispers come-ons here, then 2 Chainz hops in for an atypically underwhelming guest verse. As for K-Dot, his turn on the mic is the song’s high point, but it’s a little jarring to hear the Compton kid on a straight-up party track like this. Check out the song after the jump.
It’s no “Blurred Lines,” but Thicke is nicely filling that bad-boy-in-a-tux void that opened up when Justin Timberlake started singing about marriage and mirrors.