Listen to Justin Timberlake’s ’20/20 Experience’ Bonus Tracks ‘Dress On’ + Body Count’
Justin Timberlake has two very different vibes on two bonus tracks from ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ ‘Dress On’ is a seductive slow jam, while ‘Body Count’ is a neo-soul dance number. Both are tinged with guest flourishes from longtime partner in crime Timbaland.
On ‘Dress On,’ he begs to “start a honeymoon” early. He entreats his honey, ostensibly Jessica Biel, simply, “Why you still got your dress on?” Timberlake knows what he wants, and he wants it right this second: “I can’t wait,” he says, and he means it. He wants you naked and he wants you naked now. And somehow he still comes off as a gentleman, which is what makes the track distinctly JT.
On ‘Body Count,’ the tempo speeds up, and so does Timberlake’s falsetto. While the title suggests a massacre, the only place anyone is getting killed is on the dance floor, with guitar, horns and a fierce hook: “Help me I’m going down / That’s what I heard her say / Baby my body count / Is blowing up all the way.”
Timberlake’s come-ons wouldn’t have been at all out of place on ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ and chances are the only reason they were scrapped and released as bonus tracks is to keep the track listing at a tight 10 — that way the accompanying sequel, the 10-song ’20/20 Experience Volume 2,’ would complete and even 20 song collection.
Listen to Justin Timberlake, ‘Body Count’