Riff: Justin Timberlake – “Pusher Love Girl”

Mar 19, 2013

You gave me a taste and now I know/That there’s no getting off you/I don’t wanna ever come down

from Pusher Love Girl lyrics by Justin Timberlake

So the saviour of pop kicks off his first album in seven yrs with an almighty damp squib, a sub-D’Angelo acoustic slow jam which lazily uses the same drug dealer/lover metaphor he already hammered home on a collaboration with his Dutch protegee Esmee Denters over four years ago; [LISTEN].

  • Rebecca Samson

    I think you’re being unfair. This is a great album with great vocals, production and melodic counterpoint. Listen again!

  • Jon O’Brien

    I agree that there are some great vocals and “Mirrors” is as good as anything he’s ever done. But for me, the production is self-indulgent and offers very little that JT & Timbaland weren’t already doing over a decade ago. I am a big fan of Justified & FutureSex/LoveSounds, but after such a long absence, I was really disappointed how he didn’t even really try to move his sound on at all.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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