This is such an unbelievable letdown
Despite reports surfacing earlier today that Justin Timberlake was back in the studio with Timbaland, collaborating for material on a follow-up to FutureSex/LoveSounds, the singer's publicist has come forward to deny it all!
It all started earlier today when producer Jim Beanz gave an interview claiming that he would soon be working with the pair:
"When I get back to the States I'm going to be helping out on Shock Value 3 with Timbaland and the Justin Timberlake project. It's still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks. While I've been over here in the UK they've been working, so by the time I get back they'll have a whole load of ideas and I'm going to have to catch up! He has some crazy, crazy stuff. There are certain artists who live in the moment and the reason why FutureSex/LoveSounds was so amazing is because he didn't try to top Justified. There are certain artists who can get inside with great charisma and energy and make great music every time. So it's not really about topping the last record, it's more about topping music that comes on the radio. Everything is so similar that it's about topping that and doing something different, and that's what they are going for. He's going to kill it."
Yeah! That sounds ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, right?!
Which just makes this all the more SHATTERING!
However, if there is any silver lining to this all, it's that Justin WILL be contributing to Shock Value 3, so there's SOMETHING!
But alas, we're still left longing for our JT's next LEGITIMATE trip to the recording studio!
And it's SO exciting to hear that they've already started pumping out so much material so quickly!
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