We are at the point where Justin Timberlake is essentially a musical force and can’t be stopped. He’s been through the boy band process, he’s gone solo to great acclaim, he’s shown he has chops to go outside of the music realm, and now he’s all over trying out different genres. And he can even take other people’s music and make it better than the original, like this cover of Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison.”
The clip comes from Timberlake’s show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn during his 20/20 Experience Tour in 2013, but is making the rounds thanks to a repost on Bell Biv DeVoe’s official page. You cannot blame them for sharing it again, it’s a damn special performance. It’s also another in a long line of Timberlake covers that really move.
Take this cover of Michael Jackson’s “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” for example:
Or this INXS cover from Rock In Rio:
He’s got the talent bug and he’d be great enough if he only stuck to music. Too bad he has to stop by The Tonight Show every few weeks or appear in movies or show up to host SNL. If only he was still a denim suit wearing musical fool, we might see a new King of Pop. Or at least a Duke of Pop.
(Via Bel Biv DeVoe)