Is it too soon to dub this the year of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce Knowles and Justin Timberlake? I feel like it isn’t, my opinion 😉 The news is true. Destiny’s Child are back. Beyoncé Knowles announced to the world yesterday that her, Kelly and Michelle will be releasing a compilation album soon. The album is called Love Songs, which will feature new song “Nuclear.”
Taking to Facebook, Knowles said, “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” Nuclear was produced by NERD frontman, Pharrell Williams and was written by him, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal. The rest of the album will feature songs from the girls and their hits from as early as 1997. Nice.
I must admit when I heard that they were teaming up again, I was a little shocked. They’re so established as solo artists now and I was secretly hoping for a post-baby album from Beyonce, but I’m sure that’ll come. Looking forward to hearing Nuclear and what else they have in store for us this year. Beyoncé will be performing at the Superbowl Halftime show this year, so that will no doubt blow our minds. CAN’T WAIT!
Then… another bombshell. Justin Timberlake is “ready”. The star has been quiet for several years now, musically that is. He’s been exploring the acting world and do well in it I might add, but he’s ready to give us some new music. I am expecting something out of this world… It’s weird. In the last three weeks I’ve been listening to his other albums, Justified and FurtureSex/LoundsSounds and I was wondering when on earth he would release something new. Well this video dropped online yesterday:
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘so are you just done with music?’ It means more to me than anybody else in the world. Look, I’ve only done two albums in ten years. That’s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean to me? I’m the one who sits and is obsessive about it even before you get to hear it. As close as I get to it, I don’t know that I could physically torture myself that much year in and year out and expect it to fulfill me the way that is does and the way that it is right now. I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it. I’m ready.”
He’s ready… so are we. Bring on 2013