With only a few weeks separating fans from the release of Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, the singer is giving new details on the concept behind the highly anticipated project.
During an interview with The New York Times, Justin described the sequel as the “hotter, older evil twin sister” of 20/20, adding, “If you could imagine you’re 16 and she’s everything you thought. She’s Marilyn Monroe and then you meet her older sister; everything that’s dark and wrong about her at that age is why you become infatuated with her.”
He also spoke about enjoying the artistic freedom he enjoyed in recording the whole 20/20 effort, which spawned platinum-selling singles “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.”
“You get to this point, which I’ve done in the last five or six years, where you become less worried about success and failure,” he says. “I’m sure there’s some self-help cheese-ball book about the gray area, but I’ve been having this conversation with my friends who are all about the same age and I’m saying, ‘Y’know, life doesn’t happen in black and white.’ The gray area is where you become an adult . . . the medium temperature, the gray area, the place between black and white. That’s the place where life happens.”
Led by lead single “Take Back the Night,” The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 will arrive on September 30.
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