Life can be hard for those who dedicate themselves to creative pursuits. The constant fear of rejection, followed by the constant actual rejection. The sacrifices of time and money. And if one finds success and acclaim, the desperate need to maintain it, to keep hold of the glory as it threatens to slip from your fingers at any moment.
Love, also, is a treacherous path. To find love is difficult, to keep it, an unending travail. When love is lost, winning it back can be near impossible.
In the face of all this hardship, one man tried valiantly to kill two birds with one stone: matching the commercial success of his previous album while simultaneously winning back the love of his estranged wife.
And he TOTES FAILED GUYS!
Paula sold only 25,000 copies in the US and, hilariously, 530 in the UK in its first week. But let’s get serious for a minute. Who are these 530 UK-ers? I want to hear their stories. Are they embarrassed now? Did they do it on a dare? Were they sad about the World Cup? Did they start smoking the wacky tabacky after watching that One Direction video? Are they really all just one guy who has a crush on Robin Thicke? Are they all Robin Thicke? The world may never know.