So we all know Timbaland produced it. Not gonna lie… this had to grow on me after three listens. I’m still not 100% convinced. It takes so many turns but after a few times, you appreciate it. The trumpets/trombones were making me iffy. Then the trumpets alone were making it worse and then the piano swiping came along to make it whimsical. I felt like the near future video will have Justin doing his Fred Astaire thing haha. Then it breaks down to Jay’s part and it was a nice little turn around. Gives it that chopped and screwed feel (which I appreciate. I am from Houston at the end of the day). All in all, I honestly expected something different but I’m not hating it. I’ll end up loving it. It has JT and Jay-Z. I mean come on, why not?
JT left us a love note on his website about his new album coming out this year. GET EXCITED!
An Open Letter to you (the fans):
I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?
Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)
*Makes a serious face*
So, here goes:
This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.
The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career…
Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.
What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way.
I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year.
I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.
That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!
Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).