Robin Thicke was forced to mourn the death of his beloved father, Alan Thicke, two years ago, and in a touching new interview, the singer opened up about how the loss affected his music — and his life.
“Well, it’s funny — my father passed away a couple of years ago and I thought I had an album and these songs that I wanted to put out. Then when that happened, it was something I wasn’t expecting and it just rattled my soul,” Robin, 41, told Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show this Wednesday.
The “Blurred Lines” singer went through a dark time following Alan’s passing, but when he finally gained back his strength through spirituality, he also found a new sound.
“So, I took some time to re-think the album and then these songs started pouring out that had more meaning and more weight to them,” he said.
RadarOnline.com readers recall Alan died at the hospital after suffering a heart problem and collapsing during a hockey game with his family in 2016. He was just 69 at the time.
In his new single, “Testify,” Robin talks about his life after Alan’s death, and how faith has helped him accept the loss.
“Once you put it into song form, then it can live forever. And so the message in the song is really about the hope and the light at the end of that tunnel when you feel that you lost or you feel that you don’t know what to do next. You know, that reconnection to God or spirituality or something deeper than the surface is what brings you back home to who you really are and who you want to be,” explained Robin Thicke.
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