Robin Thicke just made a “romantic” video for his new song.
The song is called “Get her back” and it’s all about his attempt to win his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton, back after their separation.
Except it’s not romantic at all. At all.
The 37-year-old singer’s new clip is filled with creepy death motifs and what appear to be allusions to domestic violence.
The clip features a woman drowning, screaming and then disappearing in a pool of blood. A hand punching Thick’s blood-spattered face. A woman wearing a skull over her face. And a finger pointed like a gun at Thicke’s head.
Images of reportedly real text messages from the failed relationship pop up between frames — including “you’re reckless,” “you drink too much” — and, ominously, one message at the end of the clip reading: “this is just the beginning.”
“I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small…” Thicke croons, as the morbid images and the singer’s screaming, bloodied face fill the screen.
The whole clip — which features sexualised imagery including a model’s hands rubbing Thicke’s bare chest, intercut with the aforementioned images of violence — is unsettling. And if the song is really an attempt to win back Patton, it demonstrates a view of romance that’s not only seriously bizarre, but also disturbing and dangerous.