Love After War

Album: Love After War (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track from Soul crooner Robin Thicke's fifth album finds him singing about how fiery arguments between partners frequently end up in passionate make-up sessions. "Don't you love it when we fight?" he croons. The song was released as the first single from the LP on October 11, 2011.
  • The sensual Hype Williams directed video finds Thicke making out with his real-life wife Paula Patton, whom we see parading around in a blonde wig and lingerie. The actress is best known for her roles as Claire Kuchever in the science-fiction thriller Déjà Vu and Jane Carter in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. She previously appeared with her husband in his 2006 video for "Lost Without You."
  • Speaking to US Weekly, Thicke explained sex is a vital part of his marriage to Patton as they are apart so much due to work. "My wife is an actress, a mother, and a wife and I am a husband, a father and a singer so we haven't seen each other a lot the past couple of weeks," he said. "We won't see each other a lot until Christmas and it's very difficult, but the only thing that gets us by is having great sex together. There is never enough [sex]. When it does happen, it goes on for hours."
  • Thicke became a father for the first time when his son, Julian, was born on April 6, 2010. He told The Boombox how his little boy inspired some of his lyrics for the Love After War album. "Julian has been nothing but an angel," he said. "He's changed my way of songwriting. On Love After War, there are so many little lines that have a connection with children and the effect you have on the future of a child. There's one message: never give up no matter what happens. That's a common thread throughout the album. I'm speaking to my son. This is something he will get to listen to when he's older so he can keep believing in himself."

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