This morning Justin Timberlake gave his fans an unexpected thrill when he put up a teaser video and countdown to brand new music being released in just 3 days.
It’s been almost 7 years since FutureSex/LoveSounds came out. To give you perspective, Rihanna has released 6 albums in that same span of time. But let’s be honest: JT does what JT wants.
An SNL host favorite, with 13 movies under his belt (and 2 more to be released in 2013), Timberlake has had more of an on-screen presence than on-air in the last decade. He’s been on the pop culture radar since he was 12, and his success can be attributed to talent, charm, that beautiful body, and the fact that doggonit- people really like him.
But let’s get to the music: you throw on a JT song at any party, any club, any Rite Aid- and people are gonna dance. People who don’t even like dancing- are gonna dance. Even from most music snobs I know, who’s tastes range far and away from anything near Pop- his releases are always given positive and sparkling reviews. Very few artists are able to span across such a huge audience of varying tastes. It takes blatant, undeniable talent, and true artistry. His songwriting is earnest, provocative, and human. He chronicles heartbreak in a supreme capacity. Dude can write a love song, and that Dude just got married. This album is gonna be gorgeous.
In the video Timberlake states,
“As close as I get to it, I don’t know that I could physically torture myself that much, year in and year out, and expect it to fulfill me the way that it does, and the way that it is right now. I don’t wanna put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that everyday. You have to wait for it. I’m ready…”
We’re ready too, babycakes. We so ready.
Join the countdown here.