Robin Thicke lost his sense of ''perspective'' after splitting from Paula Patton.

The 38-year-old singer-songwriter - whose ten-year marriage to the stunning actress was officially ended earlier this year - has admitted his 'Paula' album was an embarrassment and was a result of his confused state of mind in the period after their split.

Robin - who has a young son, Julian, with his ex-wife - said: ''I had lost my way... I took some time off to be with my son, and to be with my family and close friends. And the more time I took off, the more everything became clear.''

Meanwhile, Robin admitted his label and management team did not think the album was a good idea.

He told the New York Times newspaper: ''I was struggling through my toughest time, and I decided to share it. And I remember my team and my record company didn't want me to put it out, but they stuck by me.

''In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn't have promoted it or sold it. I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact.''