Watch: JT Reflects On Lasting Love With ‘Mirrors’
On the same day his hotly-anticipated comeback album, The 20/20 Experience, hit shelves, Timberlake unveiled the striking music video for the second single off the collection, “Mirrors,” which the singer dedicates to the 63-year marriage of his grandparents — William Bomar, who passed away late last year, and his widow, Sadie.
Though it’s only implied, the spotlit couple is Timberlake’s grandparents. The video shows a grief-stricken widow coping with the lost of her husband, clutching one of his old button-downs, thumbing through dusty tomes and reminiscing through framed photographs.
As the widow slips off her wedding ring, it drops into Timberlake’s hands, which surely carries symbolic weight as the singer said “I do” to longtime love Jessica Biel last October. Giving his ailing condition at the time, his late grandfather was forced to miss the ceremony, but it seems Timberlake is devoted to carrying on his legacy of love.
The emotional, evocative music video is a far cry from Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” clip — a black-and-white, swagger-soaking, David Fincher-directed look at the singer’s life, from the recording studio to the stage.
Watch the “Mirrors” music video, above. Do you prefer this clip to the one for “Suit & Tie”? Sound off below.
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