Robin Thicke adds a touch of old Hollywood charm to the video for his Lil Wayne-assisted single “Pretty Lil’ Heart” off his fifth album Love After War. R&B’s leading man channels the late James Dean in the Marc Klasfeld-directed clip, which was filmed 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 Thicke.
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,” he shared. “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.”