Shot out to Hear! Hear!, a blog that I follow here on WordPress, on what seems to be the music story of the year thus far: Justin Timberlake coming back to music after a long hiatus from the Pop scene. It’s no secret that many people are expecting that the relaunch MySpace in line with his new music/album, so I’m thinking this will probably be a really big deal in the coming months. Hell, he might even be the host/musical guest for SNL for a ga-gillionth time!
Originally posted on Hear! Hear!:
I’m the one who sits and is obsessive about it before you even get to hear it. As close as I get to it , I don’t know that I can physically torture myself year in and year out and expect it to fulfill me that way that it does, and the way that it is right now. I don’t want to put anything out that I think is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that everyday, you have to wait for it.
The mighty Timberlake somewhat obliquely announced Thursday that new music is on the way, at long last, to follow up the wonder which was FutureSex LoveSounds, an album I still put on my turntable regularly as an example of what pop music can do when pushing on all cylinders. And let’s just be honest here: Justin Timberlake is one of those rare pop icons who doesn’t care what you think — if the music’s not up to his standards, it won’t come out. He knows what he’s capable of producing, and he needs to meet those standards.