Yes, everyone JT, Justin Timberlake, is back after a four year hiatus from the music work and several Grammy awards that accompanied his first release, Justified, which was a semi-autobiographical look at his life, loves, and relationships. This time out Justin just wanted to be creative with his music and have fun with it. The first release off of his new album, FutureSex/Love Sounds, is called "SexyBack." So when I first read the title I thought it was going to be a hot and sexy jam. But little did I know I was about to get a whole lot of "SexyWack!"
So the song is just okay. It doesn't move me to want to jump up and shake my money maker like Beyonce's "Deja Vu" or even Justin's own "Like I Love You." Instead we get another hot Timberland track but the lyrics and hook are just not there for me. The video even leaves me more confused. What I though would be a high budget, sexy, and glossy video make me think of an NYU film student project. The video's story line has him looking for some girl. And I guess that girl is suppose to be the "sexy" that he is trying to bring "back." Well this video left me cold and wanting to start an online petition for it to be re-shot.
All in all, Justin Timberlake doesn't add anything new to his music. Even though he's number one on TRL, his new video left me wanting to much more. I want to see a big budget Justin Timberlake. I want to see dancing and I want to see sexy girls in hot outfits. Justin, where is the sexy? 'Cause it's totally missing from this video.
But okay, I'm not bashing JT. In fact, I know some of you ladies love him to death. So just as a special treat for you, MTV is offering you an opportunity to get a "SexyBack" ringtone for your phone.