Justin Timberlake reveals Timbaland will be the sole producer on "The 20/20 Experience," and says his "Legends of the Summer" tour with Jay-Z is going to be "completely collaborative."
Justin Timberlake is ready to take over pop music once again, and helping him is his long-time collaborator, Timbaland. The producer and artist worked together on JT's last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, with Timbaland on the boards for almost the entire project. Once again, Timbaland is taking the helm and is producing The 20/20 Experience entirely.
In a new interview with Capital FM in the UK, Justin revealed that Timbo would be responsible for all the production on his upcoming album, and also discussed his upcoming tour with Jay-Z, "Legends Of The Summer."
"It's all me and Tim," said Justin on the production. "I have recently worked with Pharrell on some stuff that he's doing. We talked about getting back in at some point, so yeah I love both of those guys. This album goes a lot of different directions. I think there is probably a little bit of what's reminiscent of the first album and a little bit of reminiscent of the second album and some new stuff."
As for features on The 20/20 Experience, one you shouldn't be expecting is Hov's wife, Beyonce. "We didn't do anything on this for mine, but that's not to say down the road there can't be a single version of something. But yeah, it's a lot of me and Tim."
Justin will be spending a lot of time with Hov in the coming months, seeing as the two "Suit & Tie" artists are going on tour together. Justin revealed that their shows are going to be completely collaborative in what sounds like an innovative way. "It's a North American tour, but we are sharing the Wireless Tour. We are still working it out but the idea is like a completely random reference but I remember seeing Elton [John] and Billy Joel go on tour together and the way they mixed each others songs," Justin explained, "I don't want to give too much away, but it's going to be a completely collaborative show."
Listen to the audio from Justin's full interview below.