In the late 2000s Justin Timberlake had exchanged his dulcet, dance-floor tunes for an acting career.
Justin Timberlake is back in a huge way.
His single Suit & Tie is tearing up charts, and his hosting of Saturday Night Live this weekend was top notch.But it is not it!
The wait is over: Justin Timberlake’s entire album is available for streaming in iTunes.
The album will be available until its release March 18 in Europe and March 19 in North America. First single Suit & Tie, featuring Jay-Z, is a top 10 pop hit and has sold more than 1.1 million downloads.
It will consist of ten tracks, with the first single ‘Suit & Tie’ being the second track, so get excited.
There are songs named “Pusher Love Girl”, already famous “Suit & Tie”, “Don’t Hold the Wall”, “Strawberry Bubblegum”, “Tunnel Vision”, «Spaceship Coupe», “That Girl”, “Let the Groove Get I”, “Mirrors” , and “Blue Ocean Floor”.
“The 20/20 Experience” starts off with the lush, orchestral intro of “Pusher Lover Girl,” which you may have already heard. Those pre-ordering the album were also able to download “Mirrors,” another track off the disc, now.
At first listen, a number of songs offer what fans of Timbaland would expect.
A great deal of bold drum work reminiscent of the producer’s work on Timberlake’s “My Love,” with the added benefit of a slightly more electronic sound that modernizes the project.
Tracks such as “Strawberry Bubblegum” make particularly deft use of the bleeps and blips that listeners are more used to hearing from a Radiohead/Nigel Godrich project, as the Huff Post reports.
Timberlake’s latest creation will be his first solo album since the release of FutureSex/LoveSounds back in 2006.
Timberlake commented on his new album: “There are 10 songs on this one, but the average length of each song is seven, eight minutes.
“We made it to listen from top to bottom. It’s not so much a narrative or a story, but sonically we really made it to listen from top to bottom.”
In his recent interview he said: “[The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free, at least in my opinion.
You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world. I’m 32 and I still love it as much as I did when I was 18, so that should tell you amazing how it is.”
He spent the years after its release pursuing a film career, starring in such films as The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends With Benefits and In Time.
Timberlake, who hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend, tonight begins a weeklong stint on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he’ll perform each night and sit down for two interviews with Fallon.
During a sketch that spoofed Inside The Actor’s Studio, Samberg and JT – playing interviewer and interviewee – stared at each other ultra-seriously until the first question escaped through Samberg’s schoolboy grin:
“When are you going to make some more music?” And after the pop icon marched offstage, ”We just want to dance again!”
This summer, Timberlake joins forces with Jay-Z for the 12-city Legends of the Summer stadium tour, which begins July 17 in Toronto and ends Aug. 16 in Miami.