After throwing it back with a big-band orchestra during his two-song Grammy set, Justin Timberlake debuted “Mirrors,” a new track off his much-anticipated comeback album, The 20/20 Experience. Though the eight-minute tune is a far cry from his “Suit & Tie” sound, “Mirrors” brings back the more traditionally pop-centric, synthetic-laced JT, with Timberlake crooning about his “other half” Jessica Biel over a classic mid-tempo Timbaland beat.
“It was easy comin’ back to you. Once I figured it out, you were right here all along,” he sings, seemingly referring the couple’s split before they tied the knot last fall. “It’s like you’re my mirror, my mirror staring back at me. I couldn’t get any bigger with anyone else beside of me. And now it’s clear as this promise that we’re making, two reflections into one. Cause it’s like you’re my mirror, my mirror staring back at me, staring back at me.”
“Baby you’re the inspiration for this precious song,” the lyrics continue. “And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on. So now I say goodbye to the old me, it’s already gone. And I can’t wait wait wait wait wait to get you home.” The lengthy track then fades out with Timberlake repeating the hook, “You are you are the love of my life.”
The tune marks the fourth song that Timberlake has debuted from his forthcoming third solo album, The 20/20 Experience. After commencing his musical comeback with “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, the Grammy winner unveiled “That Girl” during a pre-Super Bowl party and then performed “Pusher Lover Girl” during his Grammy Awards performance Sunday night.
On the heels of his raved-about Grammy Awards performances, Timberlake announced that his new CD — his first since his 2006 release, FutureSex/LoveSounds — will hit shelves on March 19 in Target with two exclusive tracks. Late last week, Timberlake, 32, released the The 20/20 Experience‘s full track listing and artwork, which features JT rocking a suit and tie while getting his eyes checked — a cheeky reference to the album’s title.
Following the award show Sunday, Timberlake put on a late-night post-Grammy gig in front of a star-studded crowd — from Beyoncé and Scooter Braun to Ed Sheeran and Neil Patrick Harris — at Hollywood Palladium. And according to Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman, Timberlake has many more shows lined up, as he’s set to announce a tour featuring Jay-Z — his “Suit & Tie” collaborator — starting in late summer.
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