by Strother Bullins

Engineer’s diary
By now you’ve probably all heard that Justin Timberlake is “bringing sexy back.”  Regardless of your own personal opinion on the subject (or whether you even knew that “sexy” had wandered off somewhere) the singer/songwriter’s song that boasts of finding and bringing it home is an unequivocal success.  Thanks to producers and co-songwriters Nate Hills and Timberland (the latter of which lends his own voice to the track), Timberlake’s first single from FutureSex/LoveSounds – his sophomore solo album – channels Prince’s most slamming dance numbers, getting quite close to his purple majesty’s aural sex appeal of the mid- to late- 1980s.

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