Justin Timberlake has released his second music video, “Mirrors,” off his highly anticipated new album “The 20/20 Experience.”
The 32-year-old singer dedicates the video to his grandparents, William and Sadie Bomar. His grandfather William passed away last year.
Timberlake had a very close relationship with his granddad, and uses his first name in his clothing line William Rast, which was created in 2005. His grandparents had been married for 63 years.
The eight-minute “Mirrors” video does not show Timberlake until the final minutes and instead focuses on an older couple and their relationship as it blossomed from a young age. It intertwines their story with the love story of a second young couple.
It is thought that the video is also a reflection of his recent union with wife Jessica Biel, and his hope to be with her for the rest of their lives.
“And now it’s clear as this promise that we’re making/Two reflections into one/Cause it’s like you’re my mirror/My mirror staring back at me,” some of the lyrics state.
Biel and Timberlake started dating in 2007, after Timberlake asked her out over the phone.
He told UK’s Hello! Magazine, “The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes.
"But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed,” Timberlake went on to say.
After an on-and-off again relationship, they got married in October. After their lavish wedding, which reportedly cost $6.5 million, Timberlake and Biel released a statement, telling People.com, “'It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends.” Timberlake went on to describe the day as “magical” while Biel said “It was a fantasy.”
According to reports, Timberlake’s grandfather was not able to attend their October wedding in Italy due to his declining health.
Watch "Mirrors" below:
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...