Justin Timberlake releases new song ‘Mirrors’ after Grammy performance

Justin Timberlake, left, performs "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
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Justin Timberlake was busy Sunday night.

Early in the evening, the singer made his highly anticipated return to the Grammy Awards stage -- his first performance there since 2009, when he and Al Green filled in for Chris Brown and Rihanna -- with a lavish, sepia-toned performance of two tracks from his upcoming “The 20/20 Experience,” due out March 19.

Then he hit the Palladium for a sold-out concert at which he reportedly introduced a third new song, “That Girl.” Jay-Z also dropped by to deliver his guest verse on “Suit & Tie,” and shaky fan-cam video of the song is all over YouTube. (Timbaland also showed up for “SexyBack.”)

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But for a pop superstar slowly making his way back into music, that still wasn’t enough to satisfy the ever-ravenous buzz machine. So early Monday, Timberlake posted a fourth “20/20" cut, “Mirrors,” online -- and at eight minutes long, it’s basically the equivalent of two of his typical songs.

Listen to “Mirrors” -- which to Pop & Hiss’ Grammy-fried ears suggests like a cross between Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” and “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses -- below.


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