Super-producer Timbaland has told GQ that Justin Timberlake’s new album is going to sound like the Rapture. More specifically: The Tim-team has been listening to 2002’s “House of Jealous Lovers” and they like the way it sounds. JT likes it so much, he’s been blasting it while taking the stage recently. So expect the new Justin joint to be rife with cowbell, shrieking and the future sex love sounds of punk funk. In not entirely unrelated news, the Rapture’s “House of Jealous Lovers” was produced by James Murphy, the indie god who also attempted to collaborate with Timberlake’s ex, Britney Spears. Murphy (aka LCD Soundsystem) told New York Magazine about the experience: “It was very strange – we were both lying on the floor, head-to-head, working on lyrics in a notepad. She seemed eager to please, but it went nowhere. She went to dinner and just never came back.”
What do you think, could Justin pull off that kind of sound?
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