Justin Timberlake is dedicating his new concert film to Prince, which is so sweet
It’s so incredible to find out how our most beloved musicians today found inspiration. And it’s not a surprise that when asked, many people mention that Prince was a motivator for starting a similar career. After all, Prince was pretty much like no other — and even though Justin Timberlake started out in ‘N Sync, it doesn’t mean that he wasn’t influenced by our favorite man in purple.
After Prince passed away this April, Timberlake — like the rest of us — was extremely shaken.
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
In one statement, he revealed that it “would be silly to say that he has inspired our music … It’s beyond that. He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written.”
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist... Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince
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So, it should come as no surprise that Timberlake decided to dedicate his new concert film, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, to Prince himself.
“His influence, and I have this in common with I think every musician of my generation and the generations to come, his influence is all over everyone’s music and there’s so much that I feel like I’ve maybe consciously and unconsciously borrowed from him that it felt…right… It just feels right to dedicate the film to him,” Timberlake said.
Can someone pass the tissues?
The video will feature Timberlake’s last performance with the Tennessee Kids during 2015’s 20/20 Experience World Tour. The show took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It’ll be available to purchase on October 12th of this year.
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