Justin Timberlake has issued the new single “Mirrors,” which arrives with an epic video stretching out to a playing time of more than eight minutes.
“Mirrors” seems cracked into two parts. The first is a non-linear study of an elderly couple, tracing their decades-long affair which initially ignites at a billiard hall. Throughout, the actors are particularly big on long, thoughtful poses.
JT doesn’t make his appearance until more than five minutes into the promo, whereupon he delivers some suave dance moves in a house of mirrors. A serious-looking Timberlake is surrounded by images of a young lady in a blue-rinse wing, evoking memories of Pris from “Blade Runner.”
The clip opens with a dedication to William and Sadie, apparently a nod to Timberlake’s grandparents. Floria Sigismondi, who helmed “The Runaways, is the director.
The arrival of “Mirrors” coincides with the release of Timberlake’s third solo effort, “The 20/20 Experience,” which is expected to shift more than half a million copies in its first week. The second volume is expected to arrive later this year.