The Rundown: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
"Pusher Love Girl"
The album begins with a lush, climactic, string-laden intro that drops to one of Timbaland's signature vocal noises — a fitting intro to the double-sided sonics here, at one moment classic soul, the next future-pop. Every other song on this album is a straightforward metaphor about love. Here, Justin's significant other is a drug dealer and so the lyrics include a bizarre MDMA shout-out, but Justin's perfectly delivered falsetto and Tim's bluesy, vocoder-driven beat help you overlook it. Like the songs that follow, this track stretches past five minutes, into a glitchy outro that overstays its welcome a bit.
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