As the title implies, there are plenty of reflective surfaces in the new video for Justin Timberlake’s song “Mirrors.” Timberlake himself doesn’t appear until about two-thirds of the way through the eight-minute clip, in which mirrors serve as reflections on the lives of three couples – or perhaps one couple at three different stages of their lives. The scene shifts between an elderly pair approaching their twilight, a younger woman whose face is streaked with mascara as she sits on a bed next to a prone man, and a still-younger man and woman living it up on the town.
Timberlake shows up in the song coda, drifting through a hall of, er, mirrors where he’s eventually surrounded by dancers and their reflections. The song comes from Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, which is the first of two releases the singer plans this year. He’s had a busy March, hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time, spending a week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and performing last weekend at SXSW in Austin.