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EDITORS’ NOTES

From its title down, Justin Timberlake’s second solo record takes the sonic futurism of his debut and runs with it. But for all its intergalactic 808s and moments of glitchy experimentation (most notably the pulsing, distorted whump of “SexyBack”), FutureSex/LoveSounds is equally an exercise in raw, old-fashioned musicianship. Whether through the primal pull of lead producer Timbaland’s beatboxed percussion (“My Love”) or Timberlake channelling enough breathy, funkified lust to rival a certain purple sex machine (“LoveStoned/I Think She Knows (Interlude)”), FutureSex/LoveSounds leaves a lasting imprint of expansive creativity and thrilling, floor-filling humanity.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

From its title down, Justin Timberlake’s second solo record takes the sonic futurism of his debut and runs with it. But for all its intergalactic 808s and moments of glitchy experimentation (most notably the pulsing, distorted whump of “SexyBack”), FutureSex/LoveSounds is equally an exercise in raw, old-fashioned musicianship. Whether through the primal pull of lead producer Timbaland’s beatboxed percussion (“My Love”) or Timberlake channelling enough breathy, funkified lust to rival a certain purple sex machine (“LoveStoned/I Think She Knows (Interlude)”), FutureSex/LoveSounds leaves a lasting imprint of expansive creativity and thrilling, floor-filling humanity.

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About Justin Timberlake

Teen idol, pop phenom, R&B innovator, Man of the Woods–Justin Timberlake is a master of reinvention. Born in 1981, the Tennessee native got his start on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) and then smashed all kinds of chart records in his later teens with the Orlando-based *NSYNC. But he would go on to rewrite the rulebook for boy-band-alum second acts when he gracefully transitioned to a grown-and-sexy solo star, fusing slick, R&B beats (crafted largely by The Neptunes and Timbaland) with irresistible pop hooks. Armed with a fluid falsetto and charismatic stage presence, he’s headlined half-time spectaculars, become a regular on Saturday Night Live, and landed roles in award-winning films like The Social Network and Inside Llewyn Davis, all while earning comparisons to no less than Michael Jackson and Prince. But in the end, it's Timberlake's catalog of instant classics that will cement his place in pop history: “Cry Me a River” redefined the breakup ballad, "SexyBack” and “My Love” sparked a new era of synth-pop, and “Suit & Tie,” his 2013 collaboration with JAY-Z, brought the spirit of the Rat Pack back to life.

HOMETOWN
Memphis, TN
GENRE
Pop
BORN
31 January 1981

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