Timberlake says ‘Cry Me a River’ was written in a moment of pain.


Justin Timberlake stares into your soul on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia.

The pop star opens up to the fashion mag mostly about his upcoming animated film Trolls out Oct. 27, but strayed away for a moment to comment on whether an artist must be slightly tormented to write songs that connect.

The article appears in Italian, but Google Translate had this to say:

“It depends. In the past, suffering helped me to compose. ‘Cry Me a River’ was written in a moment of pain, and the whole world knew.”


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