TORONTO — Robin Thicke appears battered — physically and emotionally — in a video released Monday for his single “Get Her Back.”
The song is a not-so-subtle ode to Thicke’s estranged wife, actress Paula Patton and appears on his new album Paula.
Thicke and Patton announced their split in February after nine years of marriage. They have a three-year-old son, Julian Fuego.
The video includes a quick glance at Thicke holding his fingers in the shape of a gun to his temple, a shot of a hand holding a heart and an image of Thicke pulling at his wedding ring.
The singer appears with both blood and tears on his face at various times in the video.
The 37-year-old singer, who is the son of Canadian actor Alan Thicke, sings: “I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small.
“I’ll wait forever for you to love me again.”
The video includes what appears to be text messages from Patton, including “You embarrassed me,” “You drink too much” and “I can’t make love to you anymore.”
One of the messages, supposedly from Thicke, reads: “I wrote a whole album about you.” The reply? “I don’t care.”
A tearful Thicke sings: “I got to treat her right. I got to cherish her for life.”
The last message to pop up as the song fades out reads: “This is just the beginning.”
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