Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake: Early 2000′s pop royalty! It wasn’t just for their mega million album sales, but for their undying love for each other! After all, the two met when they were just 13-years old on The Mickey Mouseclub. It was a tale as old as time: two pop stars in the prime of their career… One was bound to be tempted. Sadly that happened to Britney. Fast forward through ten years which included Justin’s smash Cry Me A River, Britney’s hit Everytime, the infamous umbrella bashing, head shaving breakdown, and the two stars are just as popular as ever… But completely separate. With Justin’s new album 20/20 Experience Part Two about to drop, fans were given a taste of it thanks to an iTunes stream. What I found on his album was a song that blew my mind… A song about Britney, and it’s a love song! Could this be a confession? Does JT still love Brit Brit? America loves a comeback after all…
Back in 2002, the world was shocked when Britney and JT parted ways. Some say it’s because she was unfaithful and cheated on Justin with friend and choreographer Wade Robson. It all makes sense: after their split Britney slowly started to lose it. After releasing the single Everytime (which she wrote in a supposed response to JT’s Cry Me A River), she went from relationship to relationship. She is currently with a new man, while Justin’s married to actress Jessica Biel, and have been so for just short of one year (Oct 2012).
With the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience, Justin touches the darker sides of relationships, however in the last cut on the album titled Not A Bad Thing, Justin goes the route of almost-NSYNC type sound, singing about love and how much he craves it. The entire song is over 11 minutes long! Upon the first listen, I discovered the song actually ends just after the 5 minute mark… Where it goes into silence. At the 5:27 mark a new song starts, and it’s an entirely different one! With just two acoustic guitars, Justin breaks it down, and it almost put me in tears. Why?
Compare Britney’s Everytime: “Everytime I try to fly/I fall without my wings/I feel so small/I guess I need you baby/And everytime I see you in my dreams/I see your face, it’s haunting me/I guess I need you baby.”
In Justin’s hidden bonus track he coos: “And if I had a pair of wings/I’d pick you and fly you far away from here/And we’d fly so high up in the sky/Where the stars are so clear/And then I could save you/From the troubles of the world/And all you’d have to pack is your heart to bring/And there we are, you and me/Flying on a big ol’ pair of wings.”
That is almost too coincidental to me! Is Justin singing exclusively to his first love, Britney Spears? Who else would he be singing about? Is this JT’s response to Britney’s Everytime? Would you love to see these two together? I’ve always told myself, that if Britney and Justin weren’t together at the age they were those two would have stayed together.
What do you think? Is this secret song about Britney?
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–Bryan Carstensen/92.3 NOW
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