In the doghouse with your significant other? Let Robin Thicke help you.
The singer-songwriter has been on an admirable, arguably desperate, public campaign to woo back his estranged wife with his new album.
He now wants to help the common man with his relationship troubles too.
Thicke has teamed with 1-800-Flowers to name bouquets after his current single, “Get Her Back,” and his upcoming release, “Forever Love.”
Both tracks hail from “Paula,” his recently released mea culpa to estranged wife, actress Paula Patton. The album hasn’t gone over well — at all.
Reviews were largely negative. In his Times review, Mikael Wood wrote “there’s a creepy grandstanding quality to much of the groveling on 'Paula,' as though he were convinced that the scale of his gesture, rather than its sincerity, is what matters” (and that’s one of the nicer ones).
And when Thicke agreed to a Twitter Q&A, he became a trending topic for the amount of venomous inquires he was bombarded with as folks accused him of misogyny and inquired about those reports of infidelity that allegedly played a role in the split.
As for sales?
Well, those too were disastrous. “Paula” sold a dismal 24,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and just 530 copies across the pond in its first week (for comparison, last year’s “Blurred Lines” moved 177,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.).
But for those who must take inspiration from Thicke, the flower retailer has you covered.
The “Get Her Back” bouquet features 100 premium long-stem red roses in a clear vase and sells for $349.99.
Don't feel like splurging? There’s also the more affordable “Forever Love” bouquet that includes either one dozen or 18 premium long-stem red roses artistically designed by expert florists with fresh greens and presented in a ruby red vase for either $64.99 or $89.99.
Customers who purchase either bouquet will also receive a digital download of the album.
There has to be a better way to say “I’m Sorry” than roses and a download of "Paula," but this isn't a lonely-hearts blog.
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