Robin Thicke
Star Trak / Interscope

The lead single from Thicke’s September scheduled opus, ‘Something Else’, neatly dovetails the high standard set by his million selling debut, ‘The Evolution Of Robin Thicke’. ‘Magic’ is a throwback to the ’70s when strings, percussion and horns were king with some incredible instrumentation iced by Thicke’s silky smooth delivery Ð close your eyes and this blue-eyed soul man could be Marvin Gaye. Superlatives abound when listening to this wonderfully sung, Neptunes-produced and orchestrated number that rides a symphonic loop sounding not unlike a lost master from the great man’s ‘I Want You’ era with echoes of Leon Ware’s production savvy. It’s also currently being featured in a European Samsung phone commercial if further proof were needed.

5 Out Of 5

Reviewed By: Lewis Dene