Justin Timberlake really does not seem to be going away any time soon. He made his comeback and he is determined to stick it out. And even though I asked for a TimberBreak a couple of days ago, after suffering TimberFatigue from a long and eventful TimberWeek, I really don’t mind the TimberTakeover that much as long as Justin stays entertaining. After all, Justin is quite entertaining, and he’s now proving that not only can he give us catchy songs, energetic musical performances and hilarious comedy sketches, but he can also make us feel emotions. That’s right. Emotions. Remember those?
Justin just released his music video for his single “Mirrors.” I already enjoyed Justin’s falsetto performance of the song itself, and now the video has me all verklempt, particularly because Justin dedicated it to his grandparents William and Sadie. William passed away last year, and this video appears to be a tribute to his relationship with his wife.
Well right there you have the perfect recipe for making my tear ducts work overtime. I have avoided seeing Amour like the plague because I cannot handle watching sad elderly people. I’m sure it’s a beautiful, brilliant film, but I’m more afraid to watch it than I was to watch 127 Hours.
I have to admit I don’t totally understand this music video. It’s a long one, which can be daunting, but I stuck it out and only shed approximately 500 tears. I like that it’s long but doesn’t feature five minutes of creepy monologue (cough, Taylor Swift, cough). The video depicts an elderly couple in a sad-looking bedroom, and they appear to be reminiscing about their youth together. There are plenty of retro-looking flashbacks complete with elaborate hairs styles and dancing, which is always appreciated. I think the husband in the video has passed away, perhaps as a reference to Justin’s late grandfather.
It’s the end of the video, Justin’s part, which confuses me most. He’s poppin’ and lockin’ in what looks like one of those horrifying department store changing rooms with the 360 degree mirrors that give you a new and disturbing perspective on what you look like in profile. I shudder just thinking about it. A young woman in a flesh-colored outfit and a gray curly wig dances around him artistically. Is this supposed to be his grandmother? No matter what, I know I’m still crying.
Watch the video for yourself below and experience all the feelings.