Justin Timberlake has compared his new album to the work of Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan, stating that he has been inspired by these artists.
Timberlake was talking to the British radio station, Capital FM, and revealed that his eight-minute long single, “Mirrors,” is similar to those of the 60’s and 70’s musicians.
Timberlake stated, “When we were making the record I said, ‘If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs and Queen can do 10-minute songs then why can’t we?’ We’ll figure out the raio edits laters.”
The “Cry Me A River” singer also revealed that that he been inspired by his “idol,” Bob Dylan, and that he looks to create a friendly atmosphere in his studio when recording.
“Music is for dreamers,” added the singer. “You should be able to create another world that you can live in. ‘m not gonna speak for Bob Dylan, he’s one of my idols, but from my perspective, as a fan, it seems to me that he started creating music that made him feel like another person and that’s what it should do.”
Timberlake then said, “[The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free. You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world.”
Justin recently made his live comeback at the 2013 Brit Awards, and he has also announced that he will headline this year’s Wireless Festival in London, alongside Jay-Z. This wil be his only festival appearance of the summer.