Justin Timberlake Talks ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ A Making-Of Documentary & Grammys

Carl Williott | February 4, 2013 12:19 pm

Justin Timberlake sat down with Ryan Seacrest to talk about what we can expect from his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience, and broke the news that also in the works is a documentary about his return to music. Timberlake in the 10-minute chat says he started working on 20/20 in June, and that much of it was completed before his wedding in October. In fact, they recorded 20 songs in 20 days and have recorded almost double the new material needed for the album.

In a bit of exciting news for his fans, the star revealed that some of the process was filmed for a documentary that will be released near the album’s March 19 release date. (The “I’m ready” trailer contains footage from said film.) As for the album’s peculiar title, Justin says it comes from his best friend describing the record as “music you can see.” (If that sounds familiar, it’s because N*E*R*D‘s 2008 album title Seeing Sounds was based on a similar idea.)

When compared to FutureSex/LoveSounds, JT said that this LP will continue the practice of having interludes and interconnected pieces of music. “A lot of the songs are two-in-one,” he said, pointing out that “Suit & Tie” essentially has “two different things happening at the same time.”

As for the Grammys, Timberlake confirms that he was added at the last minute. He promises the performance on Sunday (February 10) will include “some stuff you haven’t heard.”

Hear the full interview over at KIIS FM.