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."