There’s Even More To JT’s ’20/20 Experience’
After a nearly seven-year hiatus from the recording studio, Timberlake will hit shelves with his highly-anticipated music comeback, The 20/20 Experience, on Tuesday. But fans won’t have to wait with baited breath for its follow-up — because there’s already talk of Timberlake preparing to drop another album before the end of the year.
The news was leaked by Roots drummer Questlove, who brought his turntable prowess to Timberlake’s club jam session at South by Southwest on Saturday night, where he helped close the Austin, Tex., festival by turning up the 700-plus crowd backed by his Tennessee Kids band.
Okayplayer chat board postingover the weekend. “(10 songs now . . . 10 songs later= 20 vision)…. He played me songs out of order and off both records so i don’t know what made the final cut.”
Just how would Questlove know about Timberlake’s music-making? Well, he just spent a week working with Timberlake as the “Suit & Tie” singer took over Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where Quest’s band, The Roots, serve as the house band.
Though the 20/20 Experience will come out this week, Timberlake gave fans an early listen to the album by streaming it on iTunes ahead of its March 19 release. In the follow-up to his classic FutureSex/LoveSounds, the Grammy-winning singer almost abandons the instantly-gratifying pop of his “SexyBack” past. The new release, which has earned raves from critics, emphasizes sprawling sets, explores genre-bending beats with R&B and soul tinges, and employs a modern twist on old-school sounds.
2013 Grammy Awards, performing during Super Bowl weekend, to doing double duty on Saturday Night Live, to appearing all-week-long on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Now to mark the album’s official release, Timberlake will hit the small screen for an hour-long CW special the same day The 20/20 Experience drops. Target Presents the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Justin Timberlake, which will feature performances, interviews and a brand new music video.
Will you be rushing to buy JT’s new album? How about it’s second volume? Weigh in below.
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