Timberlake’s ‘20/20’ shows maturity after long hiatus

Justin Timberlake is back. For the first time since 2006 Timberlake has released a studio album, titled “The 20/20 Experience”. With this album, we see a man who is ready to leave his past behind him to venture into something new and different.
Over the years, Timberlake has taken his fair share of criticism in reference to his hiatus from music. Most major artists release albums every other year or even every year, but this seven-year gap from Timberlake was unheard of from someone who was still relevant in the musical world.
In an interview in which his break from the music industry was discussed, Timberlake responded, “I’m the one that sits and is obsessive about it before you even get to hear it.”
“As close as I get to it, I don’t think I can physically torture myself that much, year in and year out, and expect it to fulfill me the way that it does and the way that it is right now. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it,” Timberlake added.
“The 20/20 Experience” blends several sounds, showing that the now 32-year-old has definitely grown into more of an artist since his two previous albums.
Timberlake has grown up with his fans, and that fact is ever present through his musical stylings. Leaving the pop days of “Bye Bye Bye” behind him and moving forward past the dance-filled “SexyBack” time period, Timberlake has truly grown into an artist for the modern-day adult.
There are the obvious hits in the singles released from “The 20/20 Experience”. After “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” were released as the first singles from the album, fans were more than anxious for the album release of the new and improved Justin Timberlake.