It’s been a beyond-crazy week for Justin Timberlake. Just mere days away from the official release of The 20/20 Experience (March 19!), Justin’s been celebrating “Justin Timberweek” every single night this week on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (we’re tired just thinking about it), complete with live performances of “Mirrors,” “Pusher Love Girl,” and the classic “SexyBack” (with a barbershop quartet!).
Now Justin’s debuted another new track from The 20/20 Experience (maybe you already read about it in our GIF album review?), “Strawberry Bubblegum.”
Decked out in varsity baseball-style jackets, Justin and his backup singers shook and finger-snapped their way through the R&B-tinged make-out anthem “Strawberry Bubblegum.” Then, building upon the performance’s sports theme, some additional backup dancers joined Justin onstage in full baseball uniform regalia. Why all the baseball hats and striped pants?? We can’t be too sure… Could it have something to do with baseball players and their penchant for chewing gum? If that’s the case, shouldn’t the song actually be called “Chewing Tobacco”? Er, never mind — all that matters is Justin can shimmy around the stage singing “My lips are strawberry strawberry bubblegum” ALL he wants — whether or not the costumes make sense is besides the point. Check it out below! And for goodness sake, stream The 20/20 Experience already!