Day Two of My Week with Justin Timberlake and today its 'Sexy Back'.
Sexy Back was released in 2006. It was the lead single from his second studio album, also released that year, Future Sex/Love Sounds.
This track was another he produced with Timbaland, and the result is fantastic. This is a step away from his pop band come R&B sound, and a move more towards rock. The distortion on his vocals adds to that effect.
Make no mistake though, this has an absolutely thumping bass. Apparently JT wanted to experiment, wanted to do something different, to make something that sounded different. I think we can safely say it was a successful experiment.
Its full of booming bass, thumping pulse, synthesiser sounds, JT's slowed and distorted vocals, not his usual high singing range, and then Timbaland kind of rapping / commenting in the gaps in vocals. It sounds messy by description, but to the ear - fabulous. Its a foot tapping, body rocking track, and it is sexy. Damn right he's bringing sexy back with this, to coin the phrase.
Unsurprisingly this track hit the top spot in the UK singles chart, and was a smash pretty much everywhere else too! This being the lead track from his second album, it was like "boom" JT is back. What a follow up album!!
The video is JT being cool again. Good lord this boy has some moves. It features him and a very sexy lady, in a club and seemingly spying on each other. They get hot and steamy together, and it ends with them kissing, with the kiss frozen on the screen. JT looks hot.
This is an odd track in that it doesn't have a chorus, doesn't have an obvious hook really, just that phrase "I'm bringing sexy back". It sounds naughty though with lyrics like "I'll let you whip me if I misbehave" and "turn around and I'll take up the slack". Phewf!! Naughty boy JT. Sexy back indeed!!
Crikey what a song. I need to go take a cool shower now. Go take a listen, remind yourself how fabulous this is, or if you've not heard it, go listen how fabulous it is!! Either way, drop me a comment. Back shortly when I've cooled off.
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