Having already worked with Nicki Minaj, it was time for Thicke to recruit some new vocals on his next single, and he chose British songstress Estelle.
“She’s just an amazing talent,” he told MTV News on the set of the music video for “Rollacoasta.” “She’s a rapper. She’s a singer. She’s a writer. So it was really meant to be, and when I had this record, I was thinking to myself [that] it was perfect [for Estelle].”
The song is all about the ups and downs of love, as the title suggests. And while the song’s subject matter is deep, Thicke wanted to keep the video’s vibe a little lighter.
“The song is about the roller coaster you go through in a single relationship, but in this video, we’re just talking about the roller coaster of romance,” he explained. “We’re trying to throw a nice little house party that’s classy, sexy, wild, naughty all at the same time.”