Robin Thicke: Get In My Way

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Posted July 23, 2013 by in Disco

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3/ 5

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Genre: Disco, funk, R&B
 
Producer: Projay, Robin Thicke
 
Writer: Robin Thicke
 
Label: Interscope
 
Format: Digital download, streaming
 
Release Date: Interscope
 

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Gap Band funk/disco, Earth Wind & Fire horns
 

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Besides the delectable funky groove, the actual song stands out as conventional rumpus when compared with more authentic works
 

#thicke teases the ear with (more) throwback funk

by J Matthew Cobb
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#thicke teases the ear with (more) throwback funk 

Don’t think for one second that blue-eyed soul wonder Robin Thicke has just discovered the disco bug. He’s toyed with it on “Sidestep” and the title track to his third solo album, Something Else. He like his old school and he’s doing a good job in putting it back in the forefront. It’s also working for his benefit since “Blurred Lines” has earned him his first number one pop hit. The Projay-produced “Get In My Way” follows in the same tradition, focusing heavily on retro house party jamming (“Can sesame, this party high/It’s burning feet, it’s meant to be”) and sexy R&B crooning. He’s not using his faux-Marvin Gaye falsetto this time around, which makes perfect sense for a jam that sounds like it’s been culled from the Gap Band’s golden era. It’s a decent groove layered with EW&F-tinged horns, but the chorus limps too easily. The lyrics in that section seem so flaccid that it almost drowns out the party in the background: “Come on let’s go, ain’t nobody get in my way/I’m gonna make it, no matter what you say.” In all seriousness, you might as well substitute the lyrics with “ain’t gonna hurt nobody/To get on down.”

 

 

 


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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