AP: Andre’s son, Gianni Credle-Harrell, is listed as a co-writer on “Lovely.” What was it like working along with his him?
Thicke: That was truly only a enjoyable night. I had crafted the tune, however I didn’t have the lyrics completed and I didn’t have among the message completed. I had the refrain, the bottom of it and the musical construction, however I hadn’t linked to what made that tune stand aside. Gianni got here and he gave me some concepts for some melody flows (and) I ended up retaining somewhat half.
It wasn’t till George Floyd occurred that I introduced the tune again. It was truly sitting nonetheless for 4 years. When George Floyd occurred, I went again to the tune and I rewrote it as a result of there’s a line that claims, “I look in your eyes, your smile jogs my memory what love’s about.” That well-known image of George Floyd, the place he’s smiling, the lyric got here again to my head after I noticed him smiling within the midst of the state of affairs. I wished to put in writing a tune about tearing down the present system and rebuilding one thing that’s lovely, one thing higher.
AP: What’s it like being a father of 4?
Thicke: We’re all in a state of affairs the place we’re being dealt the hand and no matter hand we’re given we’ve received to profit from these taking part in playing cards. My home burned down and I noticed that as a chance to indicate my son the worth of household and laughter and music and dance and films over materials gadgets. OK, we misplaced our stuff. Our home burned down however we’ve one another and we’ve day-after-day a chance to profit from our days and have a good time collectively. Snort and sing and dance and play. It gave me a chance to indicate him tips on how to stroll via these issues. And with dropping the individuals you like, all of us should learn to stroll via these issues on our personal. It’s good to know that you simply’re not alone and that anyone on the market, or your loved ones associates, may help you stroll via it.