Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My Week with Justin Timberlake Day Three - Mirrors

Day Three of My Week with Justin Timberlake and today it is Mirrors.

Mirrors was released in 2013, and was the second single from his album The 20/20 Experience, which was also released in 2013.

This is more a ballad than my day one and two choices, but showcases his vocal talent much more. Mirrors is a love song, about two people being each other's other half. Its quite slow tempo, and very emotional.

The video is lovely, and quite choked me up. Its an older couple, who are flashing back to their life together, and its lovely. They see themselves younger, at their own wedding, dancing, crying, and then dancing together as their older selves. But the she is on her own, old, and he is gone.

It then snaps to Justin himself in a house of mirrors, looking into the mirror at his other half, as the kind of morph together.

This is a beautiful track, and is another in collaboration with Timbaland. Apparently it was inspired by JT's grandparents.

The lyrics are beautiful. 'the vacancy that sat in my heart, is a space that now you hold', 'we're making two reflections into one', and my favourite 'yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, I can see you lookin' back at me, keep your eyes on me'.

Absolutely no surprise that this went straight in at number one in the UK charts. The song itself, is an epic 8 minutes long. Its a bit like two into one as well, like the reflection he sings about. It starts as the Mirrors I know, then breaks into JT doing a bit of a different version in the last minutes, at the same point in the video where its just JT and the mirrors. Very clever.

I liked this when I first heard, and still do. It gives you something different - its like although JT is now a brand he gives it something new each time, keeps it fresh, keeps it exciting. This is a ballad, but being JT its sexy, its a bit R&B, its very soulful, and its edgy.

Take a listen, remind yourself how it goes, and let me know if you love it. So that's day three. If you can't wait for the next one, you can find loads of music stuff over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

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