Along with the sludge that has come out of American and British pop music, Justin Timberlake has switched things round and pulled something off quite special here.
With pop music crossing over into the R'n'B scene, it seems to be paying off with good acts coming through like the resurgance of the Sugababes.
But here Justin has put out the best song yet, and possibly the best song of 2003 so far.
Here in 'Cry Me A River', the clear stand-out track from his otherwise self obsessed debut album 'Justified', Timberlake sings about being in a relationship where his girlfriend cheats on him, and he then wants to get some payback.
Timberlake sings fairly well, and with the mix of top producer Timbaland on the helm, it proves for a winning combination.
Elsewhere on the single, there are two poor and passable b-side remixes (could they not have had a normal b-side songs instead of these gap fillers?), and a pretty good and funny video for the song.
Overall, I would definately recommend this song, as it is fantastic, and from someone who wouldn't normally touch a pop single with a 10 foot poll, i do really think this song is worth a listen and one of the best of the year so far.
Certainly a nice change to the rubbish currently at the top of the charts these days.