According to Digital Spy, Justin Timberlake is finally ready to release a follow up to his ’06 classic FutureSex/LoveSounds. The reports come from producer Jim Beanz, who is closely connected to long-time JT collaborator Timbaland. On speaking to DS, Beanz said: “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”.
When asked whether Timberlake felt under pressure to deliver a worthy 3rd album, Beanz replied: “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”.
… Fingers, toes and everything else crossed please.