Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake inspired by Led Zeppelin

Justin Timberlake was inspired by Led Zeppelin to write 10-minute tracks for his new album.

The 32-year-old singer says the average length of songs on 'The 20/20 Experience' is seven to eight minutes, after he had been listening to the often lengthy works of 70s rock legends.

He told radio station Capital FM: ''When we were making the record I said, 'If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs and Queen can do 10-minute songs then why can't we?'

''We'll figure out the radio edits later.''

Another reason for the 'Suit and Tie' singer's progressive tracks might be because he likes to ''create another world'' in the studio and gets wrapped up in the stories he is telling within his tunes.

He recently said: ''Music is for dreamers. You should be able to create another world that you can live in.

''I'm not gonna speak for Bob Dylan - he's one of my idols - but from my perspective, as a fan, it seems to me that he started creating music that made him feel like another person and that's what it should do.

''[The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free.

''You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world.''

Justin's third album, 'The 20/20 Experience', is released on March 19.


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