Temptation awaits in the sensual video for Robin Thicke’s Lil Wayne-assisted single “Pretty Lil’ Heart” off his fifth album Love After War. The ladies’ man channels screen legend James Dean in the Marc Klasfeld-directed clip, which was shot at a motel in the desert.
“The inspiration behind this song was really just about when you’re in a relationship and you’re faced with all the challenges of temptation and attraction to other people, how can you trust when you’re not with that other person [that] they’re doing you right?” said the R&B crooner.
“I think that we all have those fears and this video is about some of those fears being realized in a fantasy realm, almost in a dream-like state, and yet we still are telling the one we love, don’t worry I got you, I only wanna be with you.”
The cinematic visuals were inspired by classic films like Rebel Without a Cause and A Streetcar Named Desire. “I’m a big movie fan, especially of old movies,” shared Thicke. “So I really wanted to embody a little bit of that old cinematic charm, the golden age of Hollywood, and try to capture a little bit of that and put it into some soul music.”
Go behind the scenes below and catch the video premiere tomorrow on “106 & Park.”