Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

It looks like JT’s been taking a leaf out of Frank Ocean’s book, and that’s in no way a bad thing. While tonally, “Mirrors” is a lot closer to Timberlake’s previous work such as “What Goes Around Comes Around”, it’s 8 minute length, featuring several twists and turns, is all too reminiscent of Ocean’s recent “Pyramids”. Really though, this can only be a good thing. Timberlake’s been away for a long time and it would be all too easy for him to slip back into music and make song after song based loosely on the same melody, and still have it sell millions and top the charts. But instead, he’s all about change – clearly he’s been listening to the artists that have been bridging the gap while he’s been gone, and has been inspired by them. He’s always been an artist that’s taken risks – just look at “Cry Me a River” and “Senorita”, two very different but very good songs – and as usual; it pays off with this song. While it has it’s moments of feeling like any old predictable chart-topping hit, and may not be as instantly catchy as his comeback single “Suit and Tie”, Mirrors is, to put it simply, a smooth jam for the ever-changing world of music. If the first two singles are anything to go by, then Timberlake’s definitely making a comeback.
Grace Barber-Plentie

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