Justin Timberlake has released an interesting new visual for his latest single “Mirrors” which at the beginning of the clip he dedicates to his grandparents, William and Sadie. (The dedication probably stems from the passing of Justin’s grandfather late last year) The video is a huge departure for the “Suit & Tie” singer and tells the story of a couple (his grandparents most likely) throughout a 3 generation timeline which seems to overlap at times thanks to the dream-like, funhouse slant of the vid. Justin doesn’t even make an appearance in his artistic tribute until more than 5 minutes into the Floria Sigismondi (“The Runaways”) directed music video.
I know a lot of my readers initially weren’t that crazy about this song, siting that it sounds too much like a 3rd sequel to “Cry My a River” after “What Goes Around… Comes Around“… But I’m wondering if this creative and stunningly produced visual might change your minds? I must say that I found myself watching intently through the entire 8-minute-plus short film to follow the story of these characters in J.T.’s video tribute! That really says a lot since I have the attention span of about 20 seconds with the quality of music videos that are released these days.
Take a look at “Mirrors” and tell me if Justin is back in your good graces after the snore fest of “Suit & Tie“…
Fresh off the heals of his SNL stint this weekend, Justin Timberlake has releases a full stream of his forth-coming The20/20 Experience album on iTunes!! After skimming through the record, I think it’s safe to say that Justin is going for a more mature r&b sounds on this one which might disappoint a lot of his fans that are looking to good ol’ JT to bring an upbeat dance-pop anthem to the table such as “Sexy Back” or “Dance With Me“! I need to listen to this album in full a few more times and give it a chance but for now I think I’ll just stick to my Robin Thicke CD for the baby-making music!
Justin Timberlake is bring classy back with his just released music video for “Suit & Tie“! I know a lot of you are not on board with this song and I’m pretty certain this black & white music video will not help that in any way! Still worth giving it a gander just in case….
On the heels of his highly anticipated Grammys performance, Justin Timberlake has just releases a new track lifted off of his The 20/20 Experience album called “Mirrors“! The new song is a mid-tempo pop ditty suited for radio play and will definitely please some of his fans that he may have lost with “Suit & Tie“. I’m personally already feeling this one a lot more than his debut single…
UPDATE/MY REVIEW: I was at work when I posted the song yesterday so I couldn’t really listen to it and give a proper review. Now that I have had some time to listen and sit with it I can tell you that this was NOT the comeback single I was expecting. It’s a nice, easy/breezy r&b jam but nothing that’s going to make me want to run out and by the new album if it were available today. I’m hoping this is just a “buzz” single and they real show-stopper will follow shortly after but I’m pretty sure that isn’t the case. The good news is that while the song hasn’t even been released for a full day yet, it has already sky-rocketed to #1 on iTunes. Will the song have the staying power to top the Billboard Hot 100 as well as some other prestigious charts?? Time will tell but I’m guessing the novelty of having a new Justin Timberlake single after 7 years will run out pretty fast and he’ll need to change into a new ensemble to keep our attention.
Rumors were floating around earlier this week that Justin Timberlake was finally going to release a new single on Monday which supposedly also featured assistance by Beyonce, Jay-Z & his old time studio partner-in-crime, Timbaland! When the online rumblings came and went with Monday, some lost hope then just hours ago Justin himself tweeted the following message on his official Twitter which also prompted a response by Timbaland!
Could it be true?!! Has Justin finally crawled out his hyper-extended musical hiatus?!! And is he really dueting with Beyonce & Jay-Z?!! Guess we’ll find out tomorrow but it would make sense considering Beyonce is about to make her musical return as well just before her big stint with the Super Bowl. WAIT!! More importantly if this all pans out to be true, I think the bigger question to ask is… Will Justin make a cameo in Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and permanently sabotage her career a-la the Janet Jackson nipple-gate fiasco?!! Can’t wait to find out…
Justin released this teaser video on his official website today in which he explains long musical hiatus and then proclaims that he’s “ready” at the end of the clip… The video then leads into a clock counting down which is set to expire on Sunday at midnight! Looks like we’re going to have to wait a few more days before we hear new music from Justin.
Good news for Janet Jackson & CBS… It looks like the television network will NOT be fined $550,000 for Janet’s notorious 2004 ‘nipplegate’ wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast thanks to a ruling that was made today in an appeals court. Apperently, Philadelphia’s 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half-time show performance in which Justin Timberlake exposed the singer’s boobie (yes, I said “boobie”) when he “accidentally” ripped her costume. This case has been in the courts for YEARS and after being argued for way too long has finally come to this final conclusion that sides with Janet & CBS, allowing them to FINALLY put the scandal to rest so everyone can move on and focus on more important things… Such as trying to predict what kind of controversy Madonna will stir up this year when she headline the half-time show this year with the help of M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj.
“Specific Media, the advertising network that today signed a deal to acquire Myspace, revealed this afternoon that Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake in the company as well, and will be playing a major role in developing the future strategy for Myspace.
He and Specific Media plan to unveil their vision for the Myspace at an “exclusive press conference” later this summer. No details were provided in the announcement made today, other than that they plan to make Myspace a “premiere digital destination for original shows, video content and music.”
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect,” said Timberlake in a statement announcing the move. “Myspace has the potential to be that place. Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
So that answers the question as to whether music will remain a significant feature of Myspace under new ownership. While we’re still trying to determine the exact status of the Myspace Music joint venture and the licenses that allow Myspace Music to stream music for free, early indications are that nothing has changed. According to label sources with knowledge of the situation, the Myspace Music joint venture remains intact, with Specific Media simply taking on Myspace’s ownership stake in the division, and all music licensing will remain the same.
“It’s pretty much business as usual,” said one source.
Ironically, Timberlake portrayed early Facebook investor, advisor and president Sean Parker in the movie “The Social Network.” Now, it seems, he’s channeling that role into a real-life effort to reinvigorate the struggling Myspace service, which owes no small amount of its downfall to the rise of Facebook.
Seems like there’s a lot more story left out of Myspace after all.”
Justin Timberlake will be lending his voice to an upcoming episode of The Cleveland Show to play a character named Paul – the big gay boyfriend of Terry. He will also be portraying a “singing bugger” in the episode… Now THAT offends me! I singing bugger?! What is the world coming to?!!!
The episode will be airing sometime in February of 2011.
A few weeks ago I mentioned a new track on Sheryl Crow’s upcoming album 100 Miles From Memphis that features Justin Timberlake on backing vocals… Well, today I have a first listen for you guys! The song is called “Sign Your Name” and is pretty damn amazing! Justin’s “backing” vocals are so pronounced that it might as well be a duet. Check it out…
Sheryl Crow Ft. Justin Timberlake – Sign Your Name:
BTW… The entire album is amazing! Go out and buy a copy when it’s released next Tuesday July 20th!!
Sheryl Crow has a surprising cameo in store for us on her new album, 100 Miles From Memphis. The “Summer Day” singer has recruited Justin Timberlake to make a guest appearance as back up vocalist on the soon to be released new LP. According to Crow, the collaboration wasn’t planned out at all but came about in more of a ‘spur of the moment’ situation. Here’s how she recalls the collab coming together;
“He [Justin] happened to be at (Henson) producing Jamie Foxx, and he was in the hallway. I’ve always liked him. I played the song for him, and when it got to the chorus he’s like, ‘Who’s doing the backgrounds?’ I said ‘We haven’t done them yet,’ and he said, ‘I got it.’ It was all very organic and, man, perfect. People have no idea how talented this guy is.”
I love and respect both artists a great deal and couldn’t be more excited to hear the music they created together. I do wish that Justin had more of a hand in the collaboration other than just a backup vocalist. I think he is an AMAZING song writer and could have co-written a beautiful track with Sheryl.
N.E.R.D. are back with a hot new summer jam called “Hot & Fun“ which features a cameo from Nelly Furtado. This funky little pop number kinda brings to mind; No Doubt’s “Hella Good” meets Justin Timberlake. Take a listen…
N.E.R.D. Ft. Nelly Furtado – Hot ‘N’ Fun:
I’ve really been pushing this new Esmee Denters track this week. Does that make me a “song dealer”? Ok, now that I got my failed attempt at a joke out of the way… Take a listen to this unreleased Riddler remix of Esmee Denters featuring Justin Timberlake’s current single “Love Dealer“. Pretty hot little remix, I gotta say…
Esmee Denters Ft. Justin Timberlake – Love Dealer (Unreleased Riddler Remix):
A new Justin Timberlake track that’s being called his new single has debuted on an r&b station today. The song titled “Touch U If I Could” is typical J.T. (which is a good thing) but I’m not sure if it’s debut single worthy. Actually, I’m not sure if it’s actually his new single at all… Kinda hoping it’s not. Take a listen and tell me if your feeling it. Oh, and try to ignore the call out hooks through out the song…
Justin Timberlake – Touch U If I Could: