AMHERST, MASS. – Robin Thicke has been in the thick of it with his Blurry Lines hit song and controversial nudity rich video, but now he’s turning his attention to the woman who has inspired him most in life: Emily Dickinson.
“I’ve liked her poems since I first read them at school, mainly I suppose because they’re short,” said the singer-songwriter.
His new album – which adapts Dickinson’s lyrics to R’n’B rhythms – is described by the publicity material as an attempt to show Thicke’s more sensitive female friendly side. Emily Needs Dicks, Son features eleven tracks including ‘Because I Could Not Stop for Dick’, ‘There is Another Sky (Up the Ass)’, ‘Dick, We Will Forget Her’ and ‘Nobody Knows This Little Rose (Until the Gangbang Mix)’.
Feminist groups and Dickinson experts have reacted with predictable horror at the news, but Thicke is confident he can win them over:
That Blurry Lines stuff, I’ll admit was a bit raw. But this stuff is gonna be sophisticated. You see in the videos we’re gonna have Megan Fox playing Emily Dickinson. And she’ll be my muse, like, who I’ll worship and go to for inspiration. And I’ll be fully clothed and she’ll be totally nude, except for when we’re pelting her with dung and such (ironically).
Robin Thicke’s new album Emily Needs Dicks, Son will be released in 2016.