Robin Thicke – On Earth, and in Heaven (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Robin Thicke – On Earth, and in Heaven (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 35:22 minutes | 382 MB | Genre: Pop, R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Lucky Music – EMPIRE

Marking his first full-length album in six years, Five-Time Grammy Award nominee and diamond-selling performer, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Robin Thicke makes a return with the long awaited new album, On Earth, and in Heaven.

Setting the stage for the record, the scorching single That’s What Love Can Do, ignited this new flame and hit #1 on the Urban A.C. charts. The second single, Forever Mine, garnered high praise from Vibe, and has already amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and counting. Presenting the same bold, bright, and boisterous R&B that turned him into a household name, he ascends to new heights on his eighth full-length album.

Even a mortal enemy of Robin Thicke would have to concede that the singer had a too-tough go of it after the 2014 release of his previous album. That LP, Paula, proved to be an ineffective appeal to make full amends with Paula Patton. During the three years immediately following his divorce, Thicke dealt with the deaths of his father and manager, and he lost both his house (to the Woolsey fire) and the lawsuit alleging that he and Pharrell Williams lifted Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” for “Blurred Lines.” Just after the latter two blows, in December 2018, Thicke issued his first single as an independent artist. A ballad of sorrow, contrition, and revival, “Testify” began a slow lead-up to his eighth album, in the course of which music executive giant Andre Harrell — Thicke’s mentor, executive producer, close friend, and godfather of Thicke’s son — died at the age of 59. On Earth, and in Heaven features “Forever Mine,” a wafting jazz ballad of whole-hearted conviction that Harrell approved. “Beautiful,” embracing love in the face of devastation with elements of doo wop and chamber soul, was co-written by Gianni Credle-Harrell, Harrell’s son. Thicke’s devotion to and reliance upon his inner circle extends to working with Williams and Chad Hugo on “Take Me Higher,” a free-spirited dancefloor cut that parties (responsibly) like it’s 1979, and “Lola Mia,” a boogaloo-flavored dedication to his daughters. Apart from those two songs and the fleet “Hola,” a sweetened and loved-up number replete with one of the album’s very necessary flugelhorn solos, the album sticks with reflective and romantic ballads that are among the most genuine and stirring moments in Thicke’s catalog. Last but not least is “That’s What Love Can Do,” a Philly soul-styled testimony of romantic salvation that became Thicke’s fifth single to top Billboard’s adult R&B chart. The how-the-hell falsetto “baby” Thicke repeatedly delivers within suggests that Blue Magic and the Stylistics are closer to his heart than ever. From top to sturdy bottom, this is an impressive rebuild. – Andy Kellman

1. Lucky Star (03:03)
2. Hola (02:53)
3. Lola Mia (03:46)
4. Gorgeous (00:26)
5. The Things You Do To Me (03:17)
6. Out Of My Mind (03:10)
7. Beautiful (04:11)
8. Look Easy (03:10)
9. Take Me Higher (04:04)
10. Forever Mine (03:05)
11. That’s What Love Can Do (04:17)