5 Predictions About Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' Album
January 23, 2013 - 3:02 pm
Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK)
If “Suit & Tie” is any indication, JT may very well be visiting classic soul for his new album. He is a Memphis boy after all. The rest of the music world is embracing EDM and Trinidad James, but Justin seems to be in a two-step frame of mind.
Out the gate, Justin Timberlake is winning by snagging Jay-Z for his first single. If a guest verse by Hov is the hardest thing to get in hip-hop, then vocals from his better half Beyonce comes in second. Beyonce shared in her recent GQ profile that she’s been recording with Justin for her fifth studio album so it’s not far-fetched to guess that she slid him a bar or two for his own album.
Timbaland, Timbaland, Timbaland
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Justin shot to music superduperstardom when he and Timbaland collaborated on previous albums Justified and FutureSexLoveSounds. The two have obvious musical chemistry. The other Justin (Justin Bieber) even shouted out the dynamic duo on Twitter about the new music he heard: “@jtimberlake @Timbaland i have heard some stuff. u got a good reason to be ready. #greatmusic “
Now That We Found Love
Justin has always infused his music with real-life inspirations (Remember “Cry Me A River” after Britney dumped him? ) JT mentioned in his open letter that his music is full of “newfound muses.” Now that he’s happily married Jessica Biel, it’s probable that the beautiful actress is his inspiration and his lovey dovey life will seep into his artistry.
The World’s A Stage
Acting has kept Justin busy during his 6-year hiatus from music. From his roles in "The Social Network" to skits on "Saturday Night Live," the acting bug is deeply embedded in him. Maybe some of these dramatic or comic tendencies will make its way into Justin’s music. Who didn’t like “Dick In The Box”?