“Sometimes, life’s too much for me to take / Sometimes, my heart only wants to ache / I look in your eyes, your smile reminds me what love’s about,” Thicke sings passionately on the chorus of the soothing new tune, reminiscent of a classic Motown doo-wop ballad, about turning pain and heartache into something beautiful.
Thicke's upcoming On Earth, and in Heaven will drop on February 12 via Thicke’s imprint Lucky Music, in partnership with EMPIRE. The highly personal album will dig into the immense loss Thicke has experienced over the last five years, including the deaths of his father Alan Thicke (2016) and his mentor Andre Harrell of Uptown Records (2020).
“When I looked over my album notes, the phrase that kept coming to mind was ‘On Earth, and in Heaven’ and I realized that’s what I’m singing about: the people who aren’t here and the people who are here that I love and made me who I am,” Thicke said in a press release. “This music is the sunshine coming out after the rain.”
On Earth, and in Heaven will follow Thicke’s 2014 album, Paula, which was dedicated to his now ex-wife Paula Patton. The album will include Thicke’s previously shared tracks “That’s What Love Can Do” and “Forever Mine.”
Listen to "Beautiful" below.