Justin Timberlake doesn't know what a single is. That much became shockingly clear Friday, when he released his new "single" "TKO". This "single" is seven minutes long. SEVEN. That is more than twice the average length of a pop song and more than twice the amount of "No thank you."
"TKO" should be great. Timberlake is back to working with Timbaland, the man responsible for some of the greatest pop hits of the past decade. It's certainly has better bones than the abomination that is "Suit and Tie" though it still sounds far too much like every single song Timberlake released off of The 20/20 Experience, which is to say they're just watered down versions of what we heard on Futuresex/Lovesounds. It has a better title than "Take Back The Night", the first single from The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2 (the first 20/20 Experience wasn't enough). But that length. Imagine turning on the radio in the car at the beginning of a song and realizing it was seven minutes long. Justin Timberlake might think, "Hey, The Beatles did it with 'Hey Jude' – it's probably cool for me." No Justin. No it is not. It is rude and entitled to try and dominate the airwaves with your latest pop abomination.