Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 11:29 am

Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” is a lengthy love song about reigniting a flame that you should have never let burn out in the first place. I had previously mentioned that I have some reservations about how this comeback album will sound and it’s very clear that a lot of the material Timberlake will be releasing is inspired by his marriage to Mary Camden Jessica Biel. Sometimes wedded bliss makes performers boring — see Usher’s Here I Stand — but “Mirrors,” however, puts me at ease. When you hit the halfway mark, the track materializes into the multi-layered space pop we’ve come to expect from JT and Timbaland. While a lot of these layers are Timberlake repeating “You are the love of my life,” the innovation negates the saccharine — or maybe I am just becoming a sap. All up for debate. I do think this song begs for a remix from Future. Just putting that out there, Universe. Check out “Mirrors” below.

The 20/20 Experience is out 3/19 on RCA.