Blurred Lines isn’t new. It isn’t obscure. But it is THE jam. I’ll be totally honest here–I originally felt the same way about Blurred Lines as I currently do about Britney’s latest, “Ooh La La”: ehhhh. I mean, if you really listen to it, it sounds rather demented. The instrumental backing track reminds me of a 50s television show crossed with a video game remix gone wrong. This bothered me. I almost found it uncomfortable to listen to! Listen, I like Robin Thicke (enough). I love Pharrell. T.I. is fine. But Blurred Lines? That I did not love. It legitimately took me around five listens, three video views (two were the “unrated” version), and two TV commercial sightings before I began to actually appreciate the greatness that is this song. And now? Now I’m straight-up obsessed.
Here’s what did it: Those. Lyrics. These, for example…
“You wanna hug me/
What rymhes with hug me”
Genius. Still not convinced? I feel you. But listen to it. Again. Watch the video. Listen again…You’re probably half way there. Here it is again, just in case. (It’s the safe-er version, of course.)
Robin Thicke’s album, also entitled “Blurred Lines”, is set to release at the end of July. Are you feeling Blurred Lines as a song? What’s your jam this week? Sound of with a comment below!
Liza, Editorial Director