— Robin Thicke (@robinthicke) June 30, 2014
At one time, Robin Thicke was riding a tidal wave of success. “Blurred Lines” was everywhere. He was performing on all the awards stages. It was Robin Thicke wherever you turned. Then he broke up with Paula Patton and tried to get her back with a record,”Paula,” that he wrote on his own in three weeks. It belly flopped onto the charts, selling a fraction of what his previous album sold in the US and only 530 copies its first week in the UK.
First off, the album has some weird lyrics, so yeah, maybe he shouldn’t be allowed to put pen to paper without consulting with Pharrell first. But his problems run deeper than that and point to some basic PR mistakes.