Despite the Platinum flavoured success of ‘The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)’, one glaring fact remains – the LP has failed to yield hit singles in the way its processor has.
Indeed, while the first instalment of the album series generated smashes such as ‘Suit & Tie’ and ‘Mirrors’, the second has struggled to replicate the model – with singles ‘Take Back The Night’ and ‘TKO’ faring poorly in most territories. A fact some argue is due to the cooling of JT’s initial comeback buzz, while others point to ‘2 of 2’s point-black inferiority.
Whatever the case, it appears the 32-year-old is listening to the feedback. For, it has been revealed that the singer is currently toying with idea of re-visiting ‘1 of 1’ for future singles.
Details after the jump…
In a new interview with Hits Daily Double, Tom Corson, the President/COO of Timberlake’s label RCA, said of the singer’s plans for the project:
“It’s a double album. That’s another concept that people are still grasping right now, and here’s a guy who’s doubling down on his concept. And he’s not done. He’s talking about follow-up singles and maybe going back to the first part of the project. We’re gonna be in the Justin business for a lot longer. There are no rules here.
We’ve long felt that the industry too often skews towards uniformity and routine. Hence, JT’s “no rules” approach is one that warms us (regardless of whether both albums were a bit “meh”). Here’s hoping the sublime ‘Let The Groove In’ is afforded the single treatment before the campaign wraps.