Robin Thicke – “Pretty Lil’ Heart” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Robin Thicke (yup, Alan’s son) and Lil Wayne may be an unlikely artistic pairing, but they did get together in 2005 to make “Shooter,” a song I love with all of my heart. “Pretty Lil’ Heart,” Thicke’s new single, may not be as perfect as that one, but it’s still pretty goddam smooth. Wayne has a slick little verse on the intro, but the track is mostly Thicke’s show — a classic old-school soul glide with a rippling guitar line and some just-right horn stabs. Listen below.

Thicke’s album Love After War is out 12/6 on Star Trak/Interscope.