The popster has just unveiled the video to his new track “Mirrors,” the second single off his buzzworthy new album The 20/20 Experience, and it comes hot on the heels of its dapper debut ditty, “Suit & Tie.”
The epic eight-minute clip, which was directed by The Runaways helmer Floria Sigismondi, follows the kinetic love story of an elderly couple as it flashes through a tableau of images showing the duo’s relationship over the years.
Timberlake himself doesn’t pop up until almost six minutes into the video, as he meanders through a hall of mirrors wearing wing-tipped shoes and busting out some intricate choreography while dancers in flesh-colored tights circle him.
Touchingly, the song pays tribute to Timberlake’s grandparents, William and Sadie Bomar, who were reportedly together for 63 years. (His grandfather passed away last year.)
Waves of emotion seep through the tune as Timberlake croons about saying “goodbye,” musing, “You’re my reflection and all I see if you / My reflection in everything I do.”
The new video arrives just a day after the 32-year-old revealed that he’s working on a second volume of The 20/20 Experience, although he has yet to spill the beans on when it’s expected to hit stores.
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by Alexis L. Loinaz