Let the countdown to release day commence! Justin Timberlake just dropped new details about his upcoming book, Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me — and they’ll make you want to get your hands on the memoir even more.
First up? The cover. Timberlake revealed the front of the book to People, and it features the singer-songwriter’s face against a white background. This seems to align with his description of the book as an “intimate collection of images” and anecdotes offering a glimpse into his past and present and how they shape his music.
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Guys, I have some news! I've been working on this for a while now and I am happy to finally give you a first look at my first book, #Hindsight. I’m looking forward to sharing these pictures and stories with you. It's coming out October 30th! Special thanks to @SandraBark, @MBierut and @HarperCollinsUS for making this happen.
“Working on this book was an amazing process for me,” Timberlake told People via press release. “My story has been filled with so many amazing people that have helped me become the artist I am today. Reflecting on those moments, spotlighting my music and getting the opportunity to share my story is something I am very grateful for.”
The progression of the book follows Timberlake’s life growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and on to the start of NSYNC. From there, you see the singer’s meteoric rise following the release of “SexyBack,” his first No. 1 single.
Timberlake teased readers on Instagram with a taste of what is to come, posting a throwback photo of himself as a child in Tennessee holding a toy guitar. “When I think of Memphis, I think of the people and the food and the heat and humidity. But mostly, I think about the music. It was the backdrop for all the sights and sounds around me as a child. I rarely post old pictures or old stories, so I’m really excited to share some with you guys in my new book. More coming…” he wrote.
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#FBF When I think of Memphis, I think of the people and the food and the heat and humidity. But mostly, I think about the music. It was the backdrop for all the sights and sounds around me as a child. I rarely post old pictures or old stories, so I'm really excited to share some with you guys in my new book. More coming…
Per People, the book — which is co-written by Sandra Bark — relies just as heavily on visuals as it does on stories to paint a portrait of JT’s creative process. To that end, the memoir was designed by Michael Bierut.
If you’re a fan of Timberlake both musically and as a human being (and, really, who isn’t?), you’ll find intel on his home life, too. Hindsight includes “touching tributes” to his wife, Jessica Biel, and the couple’s 3-year-old son, Silas. In fact, Timberlake discusses in the book how Silas’ birth “profoundly changed and humbled him” and that being the little boy’s dad forces him to “think differently about his art and his place in the world.”
Hindsight will be released on Oct. 30.