Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Day I Talk About "LoveStoned / I Think She Knows"

Justin Timberlake has never failed to surprise me with his MTV's. Remember the swift dance moves that transitioned from his N*SYNC days and into his solo career? I do. But it seems like he's kinda lost his groove recently. Maybe it's the stress of an ├╝ber-successful album? Only God will know. His latest video "Lovestoned" basically promoted his tight schedule by the means of a low budget, made-for-the-sake-of-making thing that's supposed to pass off as an MTV.

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It starts off looking like this:

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"Is that his heartbeat?"

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Then it changed and became a series of complicated DJ pulse/beat waves you'd see on your old hi-fi sets (plus the "lousy graphics" effects faulty tv's have). And it's got Justin's face in it! I found it quite innovative that he fused his dance moves with the beat-like graphics so that viewers won't notice the lack of effort he's put into making this video. Kudos to the crew who did the effects.

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Justin loves to stare, even when he's just lines and waves.

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...and he fades away!

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Unlike his other videos, there were no appearances of girls in this, except maybe for this one and only unknown female:

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Who is that? (Notice those lips!)

I'm guessing that she's either

1. Jan Dick
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Look at those lips!

2. Whitney
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Look at those lips!!

3. Jaslene Gonzalez
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Look at those lips!!!

4. Jessica Biel (his new flame)
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Look at those lips!!!!

One thing's for sure: He's definitely into "The Pout" (think Cameron Diaz).

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I was pretty ok with the video all the way until the ... / I Think She Knows Interlude part. If it's not annoying, I don't know what is. Here's the deal:

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If I wanted to watch something that looked like that, I'd play songs on my Windows Media Player (which I don't use cos I only survive with iTunes now) and watch the visualizations. That is if I really am that bored. Which is never.

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Speaking of boredom, Justin finally emotes his song title towards the end of the song.

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I think he's lovestoned...

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...stoned stoned stoned stoned...

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What the hell is the grey place he's in anyway? A stone?

This vid really leaves much to be desired.

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