Justin Timberlake says his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2,” is like a sexy sibling to “20/20” part 1, which dropped in March.
“[Part 2 is the] hotter, older evil twin sister,” the singer told the New York Times Magazine.
The 32-year-old superstar, who recently brought down the house at the MTV VMAs (where he won the Video Vanguard award), compared his first album to the legendary Marilyn Monroe.
“If you could imagine you’re 16 and she’s everything you thought. She’s Marilyn Monroe and then you meet her older sister,” he said, further comparing his two-part “20/20 Experience.” “Everything that’s dark and wrong about her at that age is why you become infatuated with her.”
The singer also discussed his love of performing, whether it be in music or on film (he’s in two movies this year – “Runner, Runner” and “Inside Llweyn Davis”).
“I try to talk to people about how much acting goes into music,” he told the mag. “How much of a character goes into what you put on stage. You ever sit down with Jay [Z]? He’s not the guy he is on stage. I’m not the guy I am on stage. I am a performer. It’s an elevated idea.”
“The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2” is due for release on September 30.