Justin Timberlake’s first album in 7 years has just been released but there’s already talk that the singer will release a second album in 2013, purportedly a follow-up to tomorrow’s The 20/20 Experience.
The news comes via The Roots drummer Questlove, in the form of an Okplayer’s message board reply to The New York Times review of The 20/20 Experience. In his response, Questlove drops the “spoiler alert” by noting that what he calls “20/20 Vol 2” will be released in November.
UPDATE: Justin Timberlake has confirmed the rumour himself at a launch party for The 20/20 Experience. According to The Hollywood Reporter, at the event in LA, Justin addressed the crowd. “I need to clear up a rumor… Those rumors are true,” Timberlake said, confirming that 20/20 was merely “the first half of the album.” He teased that he wouldn’t reveal a release date just yet.
As noted by Consequence Of Sound, Questo recently spent a week working with Timberlake on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in addition to opening for J. Tizbanger’s MySpace Secret Show at SXSW. So it’s possible Questlove has found himself privy to some inside information.
As Questlove writes, 20/20 Vol 2 will feature another 10 tracks to follow-up The 20/20 Experience‘s 10, completing Justin’s “20 vision”, which the drummer describes as “overly ambitious” while also noting that he “applauds ballsy moves”.
For now, just be thankful that you have one JT album to enjoy – The 20/20 Experience is out now.
Read: Questlove – Okplayer’s Message Board Reply
its constructive criticism
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
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