It's been 6 long years since Justin Timberlake put out his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. If pop music fandoms were assigned a climate, Justin Timberlake fans would most certainly be stuck in the middle of an arid desert.
As you can imagine, fans have been clamoring for new material from Justin for years, and they pester him with questions of his return to music on Twitter. JT fans, you're going to have to hold on a little while longer. Justin's sabbatical appears set to march on indefinitely.
Here's how he responded to a fan recently on Twitter:
You know, 6 years between albums is beyond patient. By the time we get a new Timberlake album, Justin Bieber will be a grandfather at this rate.
How did Justin go from the dude who churned out back-to-back albums in NSYNC to someone who needs 6-plus years to put out a pop album? Bob Dylan was more prolific than that and he was nobody's pop star. Whoever came up with the myth that great art takes years should be run out of town. The "waiting for inspiration" excuse has run its course at this point. Either you're in or you're out, JT.
And if his heart isn't in music anymore, why won't he tell his fans why?
Justin Timberlake is on track to being pop music's biggest unsolved mystery.