When Robin Thicke appears to be like again on his life in 2018, one phrase that involves thoughts is “fortunate.”
The 41-year-old “Blurred Traces” singer shocked his girlfriend, 24-year-old mannequin April Love Geary, with a wedding proposal through the Christmas season with family and friends current.
Geary can be pregnant with their second baby after giving delivery to their daughter earlier this 12 months. It is going to be the third for Thicke, who shares an Eight-year-old son with ex-wife, actress Paula Patton.
Love is seemingly within the air. The announcement comes simply shortly after Miley Cyrus, who infamously shared the stage with Thicke for a raunchy efficiency on the 2013 VMAs, married actor Liam Hemsworth on Dec. 23 of this 12 months.
“Congratulations,” shared Thicke with Fox Information for the pair. “They’re a phenomenal couple.”
Thicke additionally has loads of different causes to have a good time. The Grammy-nominated entertainer will usher in 2019 with a particular efficiency on the third annual Marriott Marquis New York New Yr’s Eve Present in Instances Sq..
Then on Jan. 2nd, Thicke shall be collaborating in a brand new singing competitors collection titled “The Masked Singer” alongside Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Nick Cannon.
And proper earlier than 2018 involves an finish, Thicke launched the brand new music video for his tune “Testify.” It’s his first musical launch since 2016.
“It’s been some time since I put out an album,” Thicke admitted. “There’s been plenty of completely different adjustments in my life since then. Plenty of ups and downs. So it’s nearly plenty of the issues we undergo in life, particularly when you mature slightly bit. And you recognize, good ol’ normal soul music.”
In relation to “Testify,” Thicke held nothing again. ETCanada reported that within the tune, he opened up about his failed decade-long marriage to Patton, Geary’s miscarriage earlier than the couple welcomed their daughter, in addition to the sudden loss of life of his father Alan Thicke.
The Canadian actor, greatest identified for taking part in beloved patriarch Jason Seaver within the hit ‘80s collection “Rising Pains,” handed away in 2016 at age 69. The New York Instances reported Alan was taking part in hockey along with his 19-year-old son Carter when he suffered a coronary heart assault.
The superstar information website added Thicke wrote the file at his dwelling in Malibu which lately burned down through the California wildfire disaster.
“I feel it’s cathartic as an artist to inform the reality and put it into tune,” mentioned Thicke. “But in addition, I’ve at all times shared my life in my music. It’s simply what I’ve executed since day one.”
Thicke revealed he had no regrets opening up about dropping his father in entrance of an viewers.
“I need to honor him as a lot as I probably can,” he mentioned. “That simply occurred to be what I used to be feeling that day. Dropping him and the brand new emotions that come about once you lose anyone that necessary in your life.”
Thicke confused that certainly one of Alan’s many items of recommendation has been on his thoughts as he embarks on the subsequent chapter of his life through the New Yr.
“He at all times mentioned simply to benefit from the expertise of life, household and profession,” mentioned Thicke. “To not dwell an excessive amount of prior to now or look too far into the longer term. Actually embrace and revel in all the pieces that you’ve proper in entrance of you.
“All of us need to accomplish so many issues. I’ve actually realized to get pleasure from every day and every week. As an alternative of trying too far into the longer term, I’m enthusiastic about my new reveals. I’m excited to have one other baby. I’m excited to place out new music. However actually, there’s a lot proper in entrance of me on daily basis. I simply give attention to what’s taking place from second to second.”
Thicke’s upcoming album is ready to premiere someday in April 2019. However nowadays, Thicke is having fun with the method of making new music, together with being surrounded by his kids.
“I haven’t spent as a lot time on the street since my son was born,” he mirrored. “I did after all through the ‘Blurred Traces’ years. However apart from that, I actually love to only be dwelling. I like to create music. I’ll go the place the street takes me, however I like being dwelling with my household.”
“[But making music], it’s essential for me. It’s what I do. It’s who I’m. Making music is way of me as my title or my kids. My music is my soul. It’s additionally my memoir.”
Some experiences insisted Thicke has skilled a spiritual awakening whereas recording “Testify.” Thicke himself lately advised Apple Music Beats 1 radio present that the “reconnection to God or spirituality or one thing deeper than the floor is what brings you again dwelling to who you actually are and who you need to be.”
Thicke clarified to Fox Information that “Testify” explores how he was in a position to see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel whereas coping with loss and private ache.
“I feel it’s a must to look deep inside your self when issues don’t go nicely,” he defined. “When issues are going rather well, it’s straightforward to only benefit from the day. However when issues get tough, you actually should look inside your soul and discover out who you had been.”
Thicke credited music for not solely holding him busy but additionally serving to him heal. And now, he’s wanting to see what 2019 holds for him.
“It actually simply comes all the way down to work ethic,” he mentioned on the recommendation he would give to different aspiring artists. “If you happen to outwork the folks subsequent to you, good issues will occur. You possibly can by no means hand over in your dream.”