Robin Thicke is planning a follow-up to his hit song “Blurred Lines.”
The lead single from the album of the same name, “Blurred Lines” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was also Thicke’s first to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Prior to that, his 2007 single “Lost Without You” peaked at number 14.
In an interview with Billboard, Thicke praised his collaborators, Pharrell and TI, and expressed his gratitude to all the fans who have listened to and supported the song.
“Pharrell is already a worldwide brand, success and incredible musician; TI has more top ten hits than both Pharrell and I,” he said. “I was the underdog and they were there for me. They gave their all to the video and the song. I’m so grateful to them and to all the people that have enjoyed it this summer.”
Thicke also said that he wanted to reunite with Pharrell and TI for a follow-up to “Blurred Lines.”
“I would love to do it again and I’m sure we will,” he said. “It’s one of those catch 22s where you want to repeat that success but you don’t want to mess with the first time.”
The song hasn’t been without its controversy, however. Last week, the University of Leeds’ student union banned the song from being played at its venues. Alice Smart, a student union officer, said the song “undermines and degrades women,” and that the union’s two bars and three nightclubs will not play “Blurred Lines.”
A week before the Leeds ban, the Edinburgh University’s Student Association banned the song because it does not comply with its “End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus” policy. Kirst Haigh, vice president of the Student Association, said the song promotes sexist culture and an “unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent.