Thursday, 30 October 2014

My Week with Justin Timberlake Day Four - Holy Grail

Day Four of My Week with Justin Timberlake and today its 'Holy Grail'

Technically, this is a Jay Z track, but it features JT so I wanted to include it. Its taken from his 12th, yes 12th album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Its another track produced with Timbaland, like many of JT's own tracks.

Its rap, combined with JT's distinctive high singing voice. Its got a sample from one of Nirvana's tracks, 'Smells like teen spirit' adding to its particular cool appeal.

This is a song like nothing I had heard before, and nothing I have heard since. These two are so different, and the result so strikingly unusual but somehow it works. I'm not a Jay Z fan, but I do appreciate his talent, and the blend of the two styles here appeals to me.

The video is amazing. Jay Z and JT featuring separately, but its full of powerful images and the vocals are kind of distorted and slowed down, giving something different again. Its very gothic - guns, candelabra's, chandeliers, and very moody - with both of them looking very stylish in their own ways.

This song reached number 7 in the UK singles chart, so it was another hit for the two of them.

JT shows he is versatile, and it is a great track. If you can't wait for tomorrow's choice, then check out my previous choices and loads more music stuff over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)


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