The 20/20 Experience Review Tracks 1-4

1. Pusher Love Girl

2. Suit & Tie

3. Don’t Hold the Wall

4. Strawberry Bubblegum (*FAV!)

Ok so I may not be a musical expert, but with that being said,

my ears like what they hear! 😉

In the general sense the new album is just that… an experience. Justin has offered explanations as to why he named it “The 20/20 Experience,” he has said that upon playing the record for a good friend, the friend described it as “music you can see,” thus the play on 20/20 vision.

Justin’s voice is on point…his falsetto in tip top shape. And anyone comparing him to Robin Thicke…just Ew…No. Justin’s been known for his falsetto for quite the number of years…this is no news. And really Justin is in a whole different ball game! Besides, when Timbaland and Justin work together…the outcome is bound to be pure greatness…it’s inevitable.

The album has a lot of soul, but at the same time his initial sounds from when he first started out are still evident. The sounds made popular by songs like Cry Me a River, and Sexy Back.

Justin has once again utilized the idea of preludes and interludes within many of these songs. We saw this done with a few tracks off of his sophomore album “Future Sex Love Sounds,” tracks like “My Love,” “Love Stoned,” and “What Goes Around.” Interludes and Preludes are always my favorite parts, because even when you think the song is ending, it doesn’t and it just gets increasingly better.

1. PUSHER LOVE GIRL

For starters this song is 8:02 minutes long…props J.T.  props…

When you first hear Pusher Love Girl, the beginning puts you in an old Hollywood movie. While once again Justin’s Falsetto slays us, and his backup band The Tennessee Kids harmonize in the chorus. The interlude has a bit of a “rapper” vibe, you can tell there were hip-hop influences…yes apparently J.T. can rap too…this guy!

Lyrics:

“I don’t wanna ever come down off this cloud of lovin’ you”

“People call me a user, but I want you
To go on and use me too”

“…pusher love
I’m just a j-j-j-j-junkie for your love”

**Bottom Line: This song is basically stating this girl is his drug haha**

2. SUIT & TIE

Can we just discuss how the beginning is the best part and you NEVER hear it… damn radio edits! Why? cuz of the “shit,” give me a break “It’s Britney Bitch” gets free play! LOL… Any way… when I first heard Suit & Tie I was already dancin’ in my chair! It was definitely a good marketing strategy to have a lead off single featuring Jay Z, however either way it’s Justin so it’d still be a huge hit! Although I’m not Jay-Z’s biggest fan, I honestly don’t have much of an opinion on him. I don’t love him but I also don’t hate him. In fact as a person he seems pretty chill, so I guess we could be drinking buddies or something whatevs 😉 Suit & Tie  has a very old school vibe and it’s catchy as hell. It is different, it may need a listen or two for some, but you have to give him props for branching out…I don’t think anyone could have predicted this new sound he has come out with. But regardless, he does it well, like he does everything well! I know some people seem to hate on it, BUT if I have anything to do with it …I will convert you! My friend Lauren hates it! She thinks it sucks…but we were in the car listening to it, and she started singing along…and I told her “See, eventually it gets to ya! I  told you!” LOL

Quick Funny Story… when my brother first heard the song he asked me “What’s “I be on my Suit and Tie shit” mean?”

My response…”Swaggg” haha Gosh… clearly I have to explain everything! 😉

Lyrics:

obsessed with this first line for some reason!…

“I can’t wait ’til I get you on the floor, good-looking”

“Let me show you a few things

show you a few things about love”

“Stop, let me get a good look at it
Oh, so thick, now I know why they call it a fatty
And Aww, shit’s so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit”

**Bottom Line: This song is basically about getting all dolled up and ready (possibly for his wedding…who knows)

…Oh AND judging by the last lyric I chose…I’m pretty sure it’s about Jessica Biel’s Ass haha ;)…**

3. DON’T HOLD THE WALL

To me right off the bat this is an MJ inspired song…it resembles an Off the Wall vibe

Which if you ARE an MJ fan you know that song is freakin’ bitchin’ haha

Anyway there’s a bit of an Arabian influence as well, like I totally picture the cobra dancing out of the basket… Ah brings up the other MJ trackRemember the Time.”  Timbaland’s influence is evident as well, almost reminds me of the magic they created on his first album Justified, resembling tracks like Senorita and (Oh No) What you got.

Lyrics

[Bridge]
Take you to the light,
It’s dark in the back
You started moving,
You put an arch in your back
Closer to me, closer to me
Sippin’ your drink,
And you’re getting closer to me
Dance in the light,
Slide in your seat,
You started moving,
You’re getting closer to me
Why you on me, then let me go?

**Bottom Line: This is basically about seeing someone in a club and having them catch your eye…

the message…girl don’t be a wallflower ;)**

4. **STRAWBERRY BUBBLEGUM**

I was hearing buzz about this song on twitter before I heard it and so I was super excited when he performed it on

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which was a ridiculously smooth performance, the boy can still move! I instantly loved it and it has become an album favorite for me.  I feel like I’m in a jazz club listening to this song. It’s a clever freakin innuendo! 😉

Lyrics:

“I, I can’t deny the way you caught my eye”

“And it all started when she said
Hey hey hey, smacking that strawberry bubblegum”

“If you’ll be my strawberry bubblegum,
Then I’ll be your blueberry lollipop
(little girl would you be my)
If you’ll be my strawberry bubblegum,
Then I’ll be your blueberry lollipop
And then I’ll love you ’til I make it pop”

**Bottom Line: This is just a completely feel good song… and to me its talking about the little things that attract you to someone, whether it be their choice of gum they like to chew haha or how they carry themselves.**

View all J.T. Lyrics HERE

There you go, Tracks 1-4…

Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing tracks 5-8 😀

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