Nearly eight years since topping the charts with “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke reunites with Pharrell Williams on “Higher.”
On the funky bop, produced by The Neptunes hitmaker, the R&B crooner brings the feel-good vibes. The uptempo track, which samples Kool & the Gang’s “Ladies’ Night,” will be featured during ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the 2021 NBA season.
Earlier this month, “The Masked Singer” judge released his soulful single “Beautiful.” Both tracks are set to appear on Thicke’s first album in over six years, On Earth, and in Heaven, due Feb. 12 under his Lucky Music label in partnership with EMPIRE.
“I feel like I’m finally the person I set out to be. I’m able to laugh at anything, which I’ve realized is the greatest superpower,” Thicke said. “I’ve fully embraced it, and nothing has been better for my soul. When I saw the phrase On Earth, and in Heaven, I realized that’s what I’m singing about: the people who aren’t here and the people who are here that made me who I am. This music is the sunshine coming out after the rain.”