20/20 Experience - 2 0f 2 Now Available for Pre-Order
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 13:09
With the nearly sold out Justin Timberlake concert at the Fargodome coming up on Feb. 7, the limited time free streaming of “The 20/20 Experience-2 of 2” is quite the tease. The album was available for free streaming on Sept. 23, and is officially set for purchase on Sept. 30, according to iTunes.
Listening to “2 of 2” is definitely an experience. Not just a sit down and listen to a little music experience, but an enveloping, mesmerizing and intense experience. Timberlake experiments with edgy vocal percussion and other sounds, giving the album an animalistic feel.
According to Rolling Stone, “Running at more than 74 minutes, the second installment of The 20/20 Experience is carnal where the first part is crisp.”
The listener is enveloped in waves of Timberlake’s voice mixed with electronic beats, creating something of a new style. It is distinctly Justin Timberlake; something that listeners have come to expect. It is a very unique sound.
The producer of the albums, RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, anticipates that “2 of 2” will be just as successful as the first part of the album. Part one was only expected to sell half a million copies in the first week, but it actually sold 968,000 copies.
In Timberlake’s “I’m Ready” YouTube video, he explains why it has taken so long for him, almost seven years, to come out with a new album after his also immensely successful “FutureLove/SexSounds” album.
“Look, I’ve only done two albums in ten years. I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that everyday. You have to wait for it. I’m ready.”
Everything Timberlake does, whether it is music or film, seems to be worth the wait. The “20/20 Experience-2 of 2” is no exception.