Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rock With You: Justin Timberlake "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows"

Justin Timberlake "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows"

dir. by Robert Hales

From the director of the Rorschach-inspired "Crazy," the fourth video from Timberlake's epic Futuresex/Lovesounds veers dangerously close to a Windows Media Player visualization. But the stark contrast between the first two-thirds and the finale keeps things from getting entirely sleep-inducing. As the star stands in a vast white space (where he's been before), the camera floats in on his now completely visible face. The effect is meant to highlight the sincerity of the "I Think She Knows" interlude - the wooing was the easy party, but now he stumbles when faced with his actual feelings (a muted suit and modest beard are thrown in for added effect).

But following the large scale of his last video - and considering the obviousness of the visual motifs utilized here - the video overall feels somewhat lazy. Granted watching Justin Timberlake dance to great music dressed in snazzy outfits almost guarantees airplay, but we've come to expect more from the new king of pop.


Miss PrĂ­stina said...

Oh, thanks for posting! I've been looking for this video all day long.

And yes, it's kind of not so great...

Anonymous said...

All about Justin Timberlake:

Depth of Focus Videographies: Radiohead / Bjork / Michael Jackson / Bowie