Justin Timberlake's movie experience helped his music career

Justin Timberlake at the Grammys.
Justin Timberlake at the Grammys. Bang Showbiz

JUSTIN Timberlake's movie career helped make his music more visual.

The 'Suit & Tie' singer - who returned to music after a six year hiatus while he tried his hand at acting - feels his experience on film sets has taught him how to create a more vivid picture with the songs on his new album.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, he explained: "You spend so much time developing a character when you do a film.

"So much of your work is done before you get set to shoot because you've been working on the character: the way he walks, the way he talks, what might upset him, what might make him happy.

"Now I can really paint a picture for people 'cause being involved in the film process, you get to see the writing change, you get to see the direction change, you get to see all those things change. You go, 'You can really do this with music, too.'

"You can play a character but you can also write the world that you want your character to live in and then what does that world sound like?

"Are there more strings in that world? Are there more horns in that world? Is there more percussion in that world?"

The 32-year-old star added that he named the album 'The 20/20 Experience' to connote the more visual approach to his music after a friend told him his songs felt like a movie.

Justin said: "My best friend came into the studio. He goes, 'I really feel like I can see where I am when I'm listening to these songs. I just feel like the music is very visual.'

"He said, "I feel like I'm in a movie. I feel like I can see the music; I feel like I can see different colours for different songs.' "

>>More Music News



VOTE NOW: Search for CQ’s best dance teacher

Premium Content VOTE NOW: Search for CQ’s best dance teacher

More than 20 teachers from 13 different dance studios are in the running for the...

Girl, 14, allegedly threatens taxi driver with knife

Premium Content Girl, 14, allegedly threatens taxi driver with knife

The 61-year-old driver picked up two passengers from Berserker on Monday...

Huge line-up of New Years events to see out 2020

Premium Content Huge line-up of New Years events to see out 2020

Events includes country races, a party at The Goat, NYE on the riverbank and...