by: Justin Timberlake

"Mirrors" is the second song to precede Justin Timberlake's third solo album. Its most noticeable feature is its eight-minute length. The singer mentioned classic rock acts, rather than contemporaries -- such as Frank Ocean's "Pyramids" and the-Dream's flowing suites -- as his inspirations, yet this is less an epic than a lengthy midtempo pop ballad. It could fade out or end abruptly around the four-minute mark, but it takes another four minutes to dissolve. Over Timbaland's clumpy beat (with beatboxing) and grand strings, Timberlake pleads with heartfelt devotion. ~ Andy Kellman

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