The album is the follow-up to ‘The 20/20 Experience’, which was released in March, and is due out on September 30. Tracks include the previously released ‘Take Back The Night’, as well as ‘True Blood’, ‘Murder’ and ‘Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)’. The shortest song on the album is the Drake-featuring ‘Cabaret’, which clocks in at a reasonable 04.32, while the longest song is album closer ‘Not A Bad Thing’ at an epic 11.28. The album is streaming on iTunes now. Timberlake is currently on a promotional tour and stopped in London to play live for BBC Radio 1, where he performed a cover of Michael Jackson’s 1978 hit ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’. Scroll down to watch a recording of the performance now. Meanwhile, it has been revealed Timberlake is working with Pharrell Williams and Timbaland on the Daft Punk collaborator’s new solo album. Speaking to Kiss FM in the UK, Timberlake was reticent to reveal the full details of his work with Williams but did say: “I just saw Pharrell. We actually have, we did something for his record. There’s some stuff in the pipeline. I don’t want to jump the gun here because I don’t know what it’s going to turn into. But there’s a potential Pharrell/Timbaland meet. We’ll have to see. It’s up to those guys.
Among the 11 new songs, he collaborated with rapper Drake on the slinky track “Cabaret.” Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” will drop next Monday but until then fans can stream the album for free on iTunes music . His song “Cabaret” with Drake surfaced online shortly afterword. Justin has so far released ” Take Back the Night ” and ” TKO ” from “2 of 2,” but “Cabaret” sounds like a good contender for a future single release. On the Timbaland-produced tune, Timberlake offers up a sort of classy strip tease. “Now can we discuss, how fast you just got undressed / Girl, if sex is a contest, then youre coming first,” he sings. The slinky R&B track also features Drake who further raps about bedroom time with a loved one. Timberlake and Drake are two of the perfect artists to team up on a baby making jam and “Cabaret” is a testament to that. Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” album will be released on September 30. Listen to “Cabaret” on Tumblr.com For e-mail updates whenever a new article is posted, please subscribe at the top of the page; also follow me on Twitter @MyPrerogative15. Suggested by the author
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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Listen Up: Justin Timberlake completes his ‘Experience’ Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY 10:55 a.m. EDT September 24, 2013 Timberlake explores darker grooves, themes on the second part of his two-album opus. Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2’ is streaming at iTunes a week ahead of its official release. (Photo: Tom Munro, RCA Records) Story Highlights “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” is streaming at iTunes a week ahead of its official release It explores more sanguine, lurid themes than its predecessor, released in March Jay Z and Drake make guest appearances on the album SHARE 39 CONNECT 63 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE After taking nearly seven years between FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake waited less than seven months to release his next album. Spacing out the two parts of The 20/20 Experience was smart: At a combined two-and-a-half hours, the complete set would have been too much to digest at one sitting, the sonic equivalent of gorging oneself after a lengthy fast. Like its predecessor, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 (*** out of four), now streaming at iTunes a week in advance of its official release, is dense and demanding. “Gimme what I don’t know I want,” Timberlake sings on the album’s lead track; it’s the kind of response of a listener, appetite was whetted by the first album, might give. On 2 of 2, Timberlake trades in the elegance of the first album for something more sanguine, more hedonistic. He sings of animalistic desire and lurid fantasies, exploring metaphors of boxing, blood and murder over tracks packed with spiky horns, jagged guitar riffs and unspooling synthesizers. The album’s bottom-heavy production as is also the case with his 15-piece touring band creates a visceral listening experience.