My Thoughts on Justin Timberlake’s Return to Music

16 Jan

I have been waiting for this moment for a long time now, it’s been 7 years since Timberlake released his last album and blew the world up with a collection of chart-topping hits. Back then JT was untouchable. But after 2007 JT was found in songs as guest artist rather than continuing any of his own stuff and obviously by that time JT was getting into films too. These days I think more people recognize Timberlake for the films that he’s in and think that he’s just stopped doing music altogether. However there were those who lived in hope and just prayed that JT would come back with some new material… And it seems like our prayers were answered and this video confirmation:

When I saw this I knew some cool stuff was going down, it had confirmed what all fans all over the world had been waiting for. That our man had gone back in the studio to make some new material. But the shocker for me was yesterday when my sister and she told me that Timberlake’s single had already gone online. I felt so ashamed to be out of the loop especially with an artist I like as much as Justin Timberlake. Now yes I am going to make it known now that I am a massive Justin Timberlake fan. I know that’s not so normal for most guys and when I tell my mates that I like his music they all go “What’s wrong with you?” or “His music’s horrible!” But I don’t give a monkeys what anyone says, I think his music is solid and it sounds totally awesome and I have been a fan since 2002, so there! Anyway let’s talk about that new single. Here’s the video for those who haven’t heard it yet:

Honestly for me I like it. Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers when they returned to the music scene with “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, the single is nice, upbeat, familiar and while not groundbreaking it still sounds fabulous. And just like my sister said it does sound similar to Robin Thicke (but we all know who came first with the awesome vocals). I reckon with some time it’ll grow on people and probably with the appearance of an eventual music video then it’ll change some people’s point of view about things. Again when referring back to the Chili Peppers, back when their first new single came out in August 2011 not many people were down with the new song and had expected something like “Dani California” (myself included), but in time the song grew on ya and now most fans like (personally I love “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie“). And I think the same rule will apply to JT’s new song “Suit & Tie“, while it definitely doesn’t have the massive presence that “SexyBack” had back in 2006, the song is still classy enough to get the fans happy. Some people have complained about the song on being big enough or the song being underwhelming or have moaned about Jay-Z’s inclusion on the track. To them I say get over it. In these times of pretty poor music, there’s not many people that still make contemporary R&B sound nice and interesting, but it seems to me that JT still can. Again as I said before this song will probably grow on people and eventually Justin will pull out his trump card singles that’ll put him back on top again.

So on JT’s website he’s said that he started working on new music list june last year and he’s enjoyed the process of making new music without any rules or end goals, just to have fun making music. He’s also got a name for his new album which is “The 20/20 Experience” so that’s already got me all hyped up.

All I can say is that I am hyped for the future of music and I can’t wait to see what new material Justin brings throughout 2013, it’s about time I had some good music to listen to in the charts for a change.

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Media, Music


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