It’s difficult to avoid Justin Timberlake right now, he sings on this new Jay-Z track ‘Holy Grail’ that I have listened to once with a quite indifferent ear, then he has released on Wednesday night, just in time for the 4th of July, this supposedly hot video for ‘Tunnel Vision’, the latest single off of ‘The 20/20 Experience’.
I am just surprised it’s still on Youtube since the video features a series of naked women dancing and caressing themselves, taking the most provocative poses alternating with a bearded Timberlake singing with his usual auto-tuned voice. Honestly, it’s a very boring video, especially if you are a woman, Timberlake stays fully clothed till the end, not that I would have even cared, but still! I almost fell asleep watching the 7 minutes of it, nothing happens, just like in the music of the song. It just seems like a desperate call for attention, and he surely didn’t get mine. It’s not the first time we get to see naked bodies, plus everyone has noted that another blue-eyed R&B singer named Robin Thicke did a naked-women video a few months ago, and that one was both gross and funny. What is this? A new tendency? A contest?
I can’t believe ‘Tunnel Vision’ is a single off a number 1 album which sold 968,000 copies in its first week. It’s not even porn, it’s a dumb video –directed by 3 guys, Jonathan Craven, Simon McLoughlin, and Jeff Nicholas, no less! – and it’s hardly a song. Does anyone find Timberlake sexy? Because this is what he is trying to sell here, sex! Sorry, but I found he still has a hard time to get over his boyish band look despite being surrounded by all these good-looking naked boobs.