Robin Thicke isn’t shy about hooking up with the ladies to make soulful, sexy duets. Having already worked with Leighton Meester and Nicki Minaj, it was time for Thicke to recruit some vocals from across the pond. For his song “Rollacoasta,” Thicke brought British chanteuse Estelle along for the ride. The collaboration was a perfect fit, Thicke said, especially since he had Estelle in mind when he started working on the Sex Therapy song. Plus, the pair have a history, having performed several shows together in the past. “She’s just an amazing talent,” he told MTV News on the set of the music video for “Rollacoasta.” “She’s a rapper. She’s a singer.
She’s a writer. So it was really meant to be, and when I had this record, I was thinking to myself [that] it was perfect [for Estelle].” The song is all about the ups and downs of love, as the title suggests. And while the song’s subject matter is deep, Thicke wanted to keep the video’s vibe a little lighter. “The song is about the roller coaster you go through in a single relationship, but in this video, we’re just talking about the roller coaster of romance,” he explained. “We’re trying to throw a nice little house party that’s representative of the house parties that I have at my house, which is classy, sexy, wild, naughty all at the same time.”
Robin Thicke – Rollacoasta feat. Estelle