To mark the release of his "The 20/20 Experience" album today, pop/dance superstar Justin Timberlake premiered the music video of his second single "Mirrors", a cut off the said album. The new music video debut, along with performances and interviews with the 32-year-old singer, was part of the one-hour CW network TV special aired for the occasion.
Directed by renowned music video director Floria Sigismondi, the eight-minute-plus clip starts with a loving dedication to JT's grandparents Sadie and William who had actually passed away late last year. More than half of the lengthy clip tells the story of their relationship, from teenage courtship to married life and well into their old age.
The video also portrays the grief that Sadie had gone through upon William's passing, mourning the loss of a loved one she had been with for more than 63 years, as she went through his things and recounted memories shared over the years. There could have been no other song more personal to JT that could match his grand parents' moving love story, with such words as "You're my reflection and all I see is you / My reflection, in everything I do."
It seems like JT will not be appearing in the video, but he does finally surface during the scene where he catches his grandparents' wedding ring as it falls. It is a poignant reference to JT's wedding to actress Jessica Biel which his grandfather William was no longer able to attend due to his failing health prior to his death.
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" music video