Robin Thicke returned last week with the release of an honest new single “Testify,” which will serve as the lead single off his upcoming anticipated album. Just days later (Dec. 18), the Thicke Music ceo brings his newest work to life with a soothing visual, premiering on Billboard.
The clip finds the Los Angeles-born artist reflecting on the trials and tribulations he’s endured in recent years, as he even touches on the loss of his father in 2016. Thicke croons throughout the video with his guitar in-hand and the sunshine at his back. The scene pivots several times to showcase a range of families from all walks of life.
The 41-year-old stopped by Beats 1 for a brief interview with Zane Lowe (Dec. 12) to describe the inspiration behind the record and what fans can expect on his next body of work. “The message in the song is really about the hope and the light at the end of that tunnel when you feel you’re lost,” he said. “That reconnection to something deeper than the surface is what really brings you back home.”
“I think sometimes tragedy makes you count your blessings,” Thicke also said following the loss of his Malibu home due to the California wildfire. “So the album will hopefully be littered with some spirituality and some finding yourself. But it also is about, let’s celebrate all this greatness we have around us.”
Get a first look at the “Testify” video below.