Justin Timberlake has just finished up a week-long residency on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and Fallon’s iconic bandleader has dropped some hints about the singer’s next move.
Writing on the Okayplayer message board, Roots drummer ?uestlove has suggested that a follow-up to Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience will arrive in 2013. The message claims that another 10 track LP will see release in November, explaining the album’s title in the process (“10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision”). ?uest’s message is below, and includes a throughly entertaining defence of the album:
i will say the album is OVERLY ambitious. like a LOT of ideas crammed into one.
spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision)
i admire the balls it took to make this record. cause he coulda easily urshurd his work in and made diplo his teddy riley to 20/20’s dangerous instead of sticking with timb’s Quincy.
i like throwback Timb. (he played me songs out of order and off both records so i don’t know what made the final cut) so i was shocked he wasn’t 4 on the flooring it like the timb of 2005 was doing. like these joints were straight up missy/magoo timb and justin said he wanted timb to “get back in his real zone” even if it meant alienating the tweens born after 86 who never ever heard of the sly slick and wicked
i mean suit and tie is the MOST UNLIKELY james brown production reference
but of course unless you got a master degree in soul-ology this won’t mean shit to you.
and i told him my assistant zarah (born in 88) was frowning like “i don’t like this song”
and is he cool with the fact that only 35 year old people who love their soul in 95 bpm zone will “get” this song.
and he was like “why do we put all of our power in the hands of 18 year olds….i wanted to make a joint that 40 year olds would love too”
and by the time the video came out all the 86 after sect were aboard again.
(i agree the only thing i don’t like about suit and tie is jay’s beat switch up…..its cute….but its a pander move—if you gonna go 40…..go 40/40 with it”
anywho….i love the songs, but was worried on how he will cut the prime rib to feed to toothless babies.
ballsy move however.
i applaud ballsy moves
The 20/20 Experience is out now. Timberlake will tour with Jay-Z later in the year; head here for North American dates. A clutch of solo and joint appearances are also promised at London’s Wireless Festival. [via RapDose]
Update: Timberlake has confirmed the rumors, telling the crowd at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre that The 20/20 Experience is only “the first half of the album.” However, he made no mention of a release date. [via The Hollywood Reporter]