C4's Future Sounds - Netflix

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C4's Future Sounds - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-06

C4's Future Sounds - FutureSex/LoveSounds - Netflix

FutureSex/LoveSounds is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. It was released on September 8, 2006 by Jive Records and its affiliated label of the Zomba Group of Companies. During a two-year hiatus, Timberlake resolved his feelings on being unable to record any new material, and as he returned to record some new music, he began collaborating with his longtime record producer Timbaland, alongside the latter's colleague Danja. The album's contents were produced at Timbaland's Thomas Crown Studios. The album shares some lyrical themes with Timberlake's debut album Justified (2002), although FutureSex/LoveSounds was influenced by a wider range of genres, including R&B, funk and rock. The reprises and interludes interspersed on the album's tracks were created by the production team with the goal of channeling Timberlake's influences. FutureSex/LoveSounds received mostly positive reviews from critics, who noted its wide range of influences and collection of eclectic sounds. The album produced six singles that attained chart success; including US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles: “SexyBack”, “My Love”, and “What Goes Around... Comes Around”. With “Summer Love”, the album achieved four US Mainstream Top 40 number-one songs. Many music publications considered it among the best albums of the 2000s. Aside from earning numerous best-of-the-decade lists, the album received several Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while its first four singles won in their respective categories. It has been certified multi-platinum in many countries worldwide, and has sold over 10 million copies, with four million in the United States. The album has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's musical library and archive. It is also considered by critics and fans to be one of Timberlake's best albums to date.

C4's Future Sounds - Recording - Netflix

In 2005, Timberlake felt inspired to record songs again. Motivated by the “sad state” of pop radio, he decided he needed to experiment with music. Reportedly, it was not until Timberlake turned to producer Timbaland “that he figured out the direction he wanted the record to take”. In November 2005, Timberlake visited Timbaland's brand-new Thomas Crown Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. Timbaland had previously collaborated with Timberlake, producing four tracks for Justified including “Cry Me a River”. Once in the studio, however, the team had no clear direction for the album as there were no concepts being discussed. Aside from having “Cry Me a River” to draw from, they had no “game plan” and no working title for the new album. Timberlake thought that if he could make a record that would live up to Justified, he “would have”. So he asked Timbaland if he could reproduce the likes of “Cry Me a River” by four or six times. While in the studio, Timbaland played on the stereo plenty of songs by American singer and musician Prince for them to listen to. Early in their sessions, they reportedly were “fooling around” and “freestyling”. One night, Danja was playing a guitar riff and caught the attention of Timberlake, who then started humming to the melody and later sung the lyrics. Timbaland, who was at their side, added drums onto the progressing sound. After an hour, with no lyrics written on paper, Timberlake recorded in the vocal booth a song that would become “What Goes Around... Comes Around”. Timberlake, having been teased by Timbaland, said to the latter: “Let's do something we would never do. Let's go far left and just see what happens.”

C4's Future Sounds - References - Netflix