Wednesday, July 3, 2013

America, The Beautiful: Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - "Tunnel Vision" (contains nudity)


Ye, I can almost picture it now: Justin Timberlake pleading with his semi-distraught wife, Jessica Biel, "But babe, it's NOT nudity...it's art!" Billboard reports that Timberlake's latest album, The 20/20 Experience has sold 2 million+ plus copies since it's March release and previous singles, "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors" still remain firmly fixed atop the Billboard Hot 100. Just in time for Fourth of July Weekend, Justin Timberlake unleashed a steamy new video-single for "Tunnel Vision," which was co-directed by Jonathan Craven, Simon McLoughlin, and Jeff Nicholas. Call it a gentlemen's rivalry, if you will, but some might compare Timberlake's scantily-clad music video to Robin Thicke's original banned-from-YouTube "Blurred Lines" clip. Although one could also argue that Thicke basically stole Timberlake's Blue-Eyed Soul musical style [SWAG] or even vice versa.


"Tunnel Vision" however, is a fairly tasteful representation of beautiful, topless curvy women of all shapes and sizes; Filmed using the less-is-more aesthetic, The Uprising Creative really only utilize stark black and white backgrounds, chunky "TUNNEL VISION" block text, smoke machines/hazy color screens, and Justin Timberlake's upper 1/2 artfully projected on various nude female forms (notably "Suit & Tie"-less ha). While Timberlake's currently finishing up The 20/20 Experience 2 for a September 30th release, he recorded a couple verses for 2 new Jay-Z tracks, Nirvana-sampling "Holy Grail" and modern day posse cut "BBC." Magna Carta Holy Grail has already technically "sold" 1 million copies ahead of it's Tuesday June 9th release because Samsung bought and essentially pre-released a million copies to their Galaxy app-users at exactly 12:01am, July 4th. I'm still pretty baffled as to why Jay-Z didn't title his album Magna CartER Holy Grail... or maybe Roc-Nation just thought that was too obvious of a pun!?

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