06/30/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
The latest gesture of grandeur: Thicke, 37, took the stage at Sunday’s BET Awards to debut a song from his upcoming album, aptly named Paula.
The performance turned into another emotionally charged apology as he introduced a new track, titled “Forever Love.” (Watch below.)
“I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife,” he told the audience, “and say, ‘I miss you, and I’m sorry.’ ”
Robin Thicke (@robinthicke) June 30, 2014
The heartbroken ballad makes good on a promise he made in his very first performance as a single man. “I want everybody here to know that I’m trying to get my girl back,” he told fans back in February.
Indeed, he released a music video last Monday for “Get Her Back,” another lyrical display of raw emotion inspired by the end of their nine years of marriage.