So on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. In the midst of really feeling crappy because sometimes life just gets you down, I come across a friend’s Facebook post. It was shared from Justin Timberlake’s fan page and I’m sitting here like…
And I see something about “coming soon”… Feb 2?!?!?
AND THIS WEEK HE’S DROPPING A SINGLE?
When I heard the news, there was only one thing that I could do to celebrate. I immediately put all three of his album’s in the queue on Spotify. He’s back after like 5 years of hiding somewhere out in Hollywood doing some lame acting shit, I’m sure. JK JK. But Forreal though. It’s been 5 years JT….FIVE YEARS!
Why did you do this to me?!?!?
I have to wait 3 more days for this!
JT…Come on Bruh. Why you gotta do this to me? Now I’m sitting here about to piss my pants because you want to tease new music and make the world wait a week to hear it?!?! I swear if this song isn’t tight, I might have a mental breakdown. And then I find out you have Timbo AND Danja co-writing this?!?!?!
I can’t wait to hear what he’s back with! (Please excuse me but JT is the Beyonce to my Beyhive…the Taylor Swift to my Swifties, etc.) This man is a musical genius and if you aren’t on the hype train, CHOO CHOO Mother fuckers lets go for a ride! JT has been putting out nothing but fire since 02 with his debut album Justified. And we all knew he was going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Creative doesn’t even begin to explain the genius of this man’s talent. His sound constantly evolves. He’s not afraid to venture out and show people music that they’ve never heard before. This guy, as popular as he is, is VASTLY underrated. And it’s not that he’s underrated due to fact that people don’t know his music, because people do. But he’s underrated due to the fact that most people only know his singles. His Catalog of music is just bonkers.
Let me break it down for you…
Justified, his debut showed that he was going to be a star. With the help of Pharrell and Timbaland by his side, he had all the tools there to help launch into stardom. JT played it safe with this album, which for a debut is smart. He stuck to his Pop roots and just really murdered EVERY. SINGLE. TRACK. on that album. My favorite from this project will probably always be “Last Night”. Classic Neptunes sound bring together Justin Timberlake’s melodies and slight harmonies perfectly. And lets not forget Pharrell’s adlibs that just pull everything together.
Then FutureSex/LoveSounds comes around. And at first when you first heard this track you were probably thinking “What in the hell is this?” (I know I did). Then over a few days you probably heard the track about a million times on the radio. “I’m bringing Sexyback (YEAH)”, JT dropped that Pop club banger on your heads that you just couldn’t get away from. FS/LS was exactly what its namesake said. Just sexyness from the front of the album to the back, and with Timbaland producing most of the album, you already knew it was going to have future flare to it. There’s still no producer better than him in the game and probably won’t be until he’s hung up the cape.
Then mother fucking 20/20 Experience. This one went over a LOT of peoples head. This album was on some grown and sexy shit. Unlike “FS/LS” where the sexy factor was there, but the grown factor was slightly lacking. It had the “fun” vibe to it. But with “20/20” you can tell that JT had grown into this beast of a performer and songwriter. Most of the songs had a deeper vibe, showing his growth over time and part of the reason I’m looking forward to his new album.
Man of the Woods is supposed to be about his family life and I don’t even know if I’m ready for that JT yet. But just speculating off of the name, I think the first single is going to show us some of that “old” JT before he slaps us with that family man stuff.
All I need now is for him to announce a tour after his Super Bowl performance and I might just die a happy man this year.
I don’t think my body can handle it…