Justin Timberlake - LoveStoned / I Think She Knows (Interlude)

08 February Critic Jonni 0 Comments

LoveStoned / I Think She Knows (Interlude) - Justin Timberlake |

Wow, what a music video for me to choose for my Thursday Revisit. I remember adoring this song when I first bought the album - because, yes, I was a Justin Timberlake fan at the time. Now, I'm not, and this music video practically explains why - well it doesn't really, I just lost interest in Justin Timberlake as an artist overall. This music video shows how little interest I had in him at this point since this visual is just that, a visual. It's something I could've gotten out of Visualisations from Windows Media Player (remember those days?) only with Justin Timberlake thrown into the midst. Watch Justin Timberlake sort of perform to this song as we see blue visualisations and then see him literally in a trance in a futuristic white room in this music video for "LoveStoned / I Think She Knows (Interlude)".

Justin Timberlake is one of the top male artists in the music industry. He was originally a member of *NSYNC and he's the only one who has had a successful career since the group has split. It does seem like his former bandmates are never going to succeed. He continues to show off his prominence in the industry and it's amazing to see how he can keep getting chart hits. The one thing I can't fault him on is his promotion, he sure knows how to work for those chart positions. This one did pretty well, average at the time of the release, all things considered. The song was written by Justin Timberlake, Tim Mosley, and Nate "Danja" Hills.

The music video was directed by Robert Hales and was filmed in Salford, England, UK. It is beyond basic, and certainly one of these music videos that no one will remember after watching it on the music channels, mixed with plenty of other videos.

This one does have a Windows Media Player Visualisations theme to it, as we watch waves of music get sculpted into Justin Timberlake - who performs with his dance ability and stage presence. However, we don't feel any of his energy as it gets lost in the constant changing of the musical waves.

And don't get me started on that ending. What was that? After building up our anticipated energy, hoping that Justin Timberlake gives us something to receive, we see him in a trance-like state - or should I say LoveStoned-state? - where he just stands there looking at the camera with no emotion or anything.

Overall, this music video just fails on every aspect, level, and wave. What Justin Timberlake is known for, is stripped away as we are continually distracted by these musical waves visuals. It just doesn't work at all.
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