So Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been growing on me. The groove is funky and fun, I love the harmonies and I like the rhythm to it. Especially the version he did with the Roots and Jimmy Fallon (and hell, I’m a Kimmel & CraigyFerg fan).
If you haven’t seen it – you’ve seen (and at some point in your childhood played) all the instruments they’re using.
Now then, there’s a lot of controversy over the original video and the lyrics. Some feminists say it’s promoting rape culture. And I can to a degree, see their point. (Unrated version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwT6DZCQi9k)
By the same token – If you flip that, and do it Salt n Pepa “Shoop” style – (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vaN01VLYSQ) and it’s empowering. I can see where Thicke thinks that’s what his motivation was.
And while it’s been redone by female artists (oh my god the voices on these gals) and done well (and I found out about it after I speculated that P!NK should have redone it because she’s got the chops too and wow what fun it could be to see her video) I wish they’d gone just a little less campy in their video rendition.
Take a listen – close your eyes. The voices from these gals rock.
Heck, maybe Mr. Thicke and Pharell can get with these gals and do a fun mash up duet.
And maybe music can be just about a little fun, a little groove, and some good beats.