He will always be known as the King of Pop no matter who comes after him. However, with the success of Justin Timberlake since he entered the solo realm, it could be argued that he is the closest thing this generation has to Michael Jackson. Now both can be heard together for the very first time on “Love Never Felt So Good”.
The first single of MJ’s first posthumous album Xscape, “Love Never Felt So Good” combines new and original production from Jackson unreleased collection. Timberlake is a welcome addition to this track but as all would expect it is Michael who reminds us just how sad it was that he talent was taken from the would so soon.
Listen to “Love Never Felt So Good” below.
In the year 2013, it is hard to argue than any artist had a bigger year than Pharrell or Justin Timberlake. Both placed a huge imprint all over the music landscape and had the world spinning their tracks day and night. Now that Pharrell is ready to release his solo album, GIRL, it is only fitting these two team up to create yet another hot joint.
One of the many highly anticipated tracks from Pharrell’s upcoming project, “Brand New” brings together these two heavyweights back together after they worked so heavily on Justified. With a sound quite similar to what Timberlake thrived on this year, “Brand New” is yet another feel good track by Pharrell which will have listeners flying high.
Listen to “Brand New” below.
With “Drunk In Love” taking over urban radio, Beyonce‘s run since dropping her self-titled album has not slowed down a bit. On the pop side, Beyonce is looking to “Blow” up the charts with help from some of the biggest names in the business today.
Yonce did not just bring in mega producer Timbaland in to produce this old school funk joint, but she also decided to have Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and James Fauntleroy co-write “Blow”. This combination of A-listers created one of the most infectious tracks from Beyonce and with help from it colorful music video, could also revive the rollerskating industry.
Check out the official video for “Blow” below.
There were some incredible deals on Black Friday today, but few stacked up to what Justin Timberlake offered up to his fans. Out of nowhere, JT dropped a huge remix on his fans of his most recent single “TKO” and decided to bring in three of the hottest MC’s to join him.
While “TKO” failed to reach the heights of JT’s previous 20/20 single, “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” but the “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” should ramp up the hype. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T all drop sick verses over the Timbaland production and Cole even somewhat responds to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. If that isn’t enough of a gift from JT, nothing else will satisfy.
Listen to “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” below.
Through out his journey on both editions of The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake has suffered some serious physical aliments. All because of women, JT has succumb to “Tunnel Vision”, “Amnesia” and now “Blindness”, today’s Song of the Day.
One of the two exclusive bonus tracks off 2 of 2, “Blindness” sounds much more like the tracks from 20/20‘s first installment. Much calmer, soothing and balanced than many of the standard edition tracks, “Blindness” exemplifies how much JT can accomplish effortlessly. This is truly impressing when he is suffering from “Blindness”.
Listen to “Blindness” below.
He may be considered just a pop artist but Justin Timberlake has loved to dabble in different genres over his career. Between R&B and hip-hop, JT has shown how musically cultured he is. Now on the second installment of The 20/20 Experience he is trying his hand at a country-hybrid with “Drink You Away”.
Over yet more production offered up by Timbaland which is reminiscent of the country/rock sound which is dominating radios, JT is trying to do everything to “Drink You Away”. While the latest 20/20 has been heavily scrutinized, it is obvious that Timberlake is again trying to expand his sound with tracks like this. “Drink You Away” may be one of the more forgettable tracks on the album but for most other artists it would be the #1 single. That says something about this man named JT.
Listen to “Drink You Away” below.
It has been clearly noted that Justin Timberlake‘s new main man is Jay-Z. They collaborated for two mega-hits already this year and went on one of the highest-selling tours of the year. While these two did do another track together for The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, it is the albums only other collaboration which is the ultimate highlight.
To put on a great “Cabaret” it usually takes more than one performer and with JT bringing in Drake for the most hyped track off 2 of 2, two of the highest-selling artist of 2013 are together for one huge hit. Drizzy provides and extended 24 bars for “Cabaret” while Timberlake once again gets the classy party going over Timbo’s production. While 2 of 2 is not expected to come close to the sales of its predecessor, once “Cabaret” becomes a single, expect the music world to go insane.
Listen to “Cabaret” below.