It seems as if Justin Timberlake went for a bit more mature musical approach with his forthcoming studio release, "The 20/20 Experience". If you check out the album's track list, you'd notice that eight out of ten songs cross the 6-minute mark, building up a total length of 70 minutes, not something you'd expect from JT.
And it turns out the 32-year-old was influenced by some of the classic rock greats during the album sessions, citing the likes of Led Zeppelin
and Pink Floyd
as the main ones.
"The average song length is probably seven to eight minutes. When we were making the record I said: 'If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs and Queen can do 10-minute songs then why can't we?' We’ll ﬁgure out the radio edits later", the singer told during his appearance on Capital Breakfast Show.
And with One Direction's Harry Styles being caught in a Rush "Presto" t-shirt on several occasions, Justin isn't the only pop star who's into rock these days.
The "FutureSex/LoveSounds" follow-up is set for release on March 15, 2013 via RCA Records. As Timberlake's third studio album, it will be the first one in almost seven years, marking the end of singer's musical break he took back in 2007.
So will you be checking this one out now? Do you think he can match the rock giants he listed there, at least to a certain point? Let us know in the comments section below.