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Single of the Day: Justin Timberlake – TKO
Single of The Day

Single of the Day: Justin Timberlake – TKO 

Released by: Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia

Setelah Take Back the Night yang urban, Justin Timberlake menghadirkan single keduanya untuk album The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 dalam balutan pop-RnB yang Timbaland-ish, dan pastinya sangat kental dengan Justin Timberlake yang kita kenal. TKO demikian judulnya. Single ditulis Timberlake bersama Timbaland dan J-Roc.

Mungkin ada alasan mengapa Timberlake merilis TKO sebagai single kedua, karena jujur saja, Take Back the Night merupakan lagu yang paling lemah dari barisan single yang dirilis untuk proyek The 20/20 Experience-nya. Bukan berarti jelek, akan tetapi kurang kuat.

Nah, dalam TKO, Timberlake tidak hanya kembali ke “khitah-nya”, yaitu pop-RnB dalam balutan elektro-pop, meski secara tempo ia hadir dalam langkah yang sedang. TKO agak mengingatkan akan Cry Me a River dari album debutnya, Justified.

Hanya saja, dibandingkan Cry Me a River, TKO jelas lebih dipengaruhi oleh elemen urban ketimbang poop-catchy. Bukan berarti TKO tidak catchy, hanya saja jelas atmosfir yang diusung oleh TKO terdengar lebih mapan dan matang, terutama penggunaan atmosfir yang cenderung kelam.

Timbaland pun terdengar lebih menonjol kali ini. Sekali dengar saja, orang dengan gampang mengasosiasikan TKO dengan Timbaland karena ia memiliki semua ciri khas lagu produksi Timbaland. Meski, tentu saja, TKO adalah milik Justin Timberlake seutuhnya.

Dengan durasi sepanjang 7:04 menit, TKO adalah sebuah epik balada. Dan karena disusun dengan bouncy beat yang harmonis, kita bisa dengan mudah menikmati lagunya dan tujuh menit pun selesai tanpa terasa.

TKO merupakan salah satu bukti jika combo Timberlake dan Timbaland memang sebuah formula pop ampuh yang sulit untuk ditolak.

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(Haris / CreativeDisc Contributor)

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LYRIC
[Spoken: Timbaland]
Kill me with the coo-coochie-coochie-coo
She kill me with the coo-coochie-coochie-coo [x5]
Lights out, TKO

[Verse 1:]
Baby, everyday in training to get the gold
That’s why your body’s crazy
But you can’t run from yourself, that’s where it’s difficult
Girl I can see in your eyes that there’s something inside that made you evil
Where did you go, ’cause it just ain’t fair
Over here thinking ’bout the shit you say
Don’t know why it gets to me

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won’t lie
Still can’t see, think I saw you with another guy
Can’t fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can’t fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don’t understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
Been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain’t the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO

[Post-Chorus:]
I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
It’s just a TKO
I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
T-TKO
Out for the count
Girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
Now, I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO

[Verse 2:]
Baby, now I really know what we’re fighting for
This rematch sex is amazing
But nobody wins when if somebody’s heart is swole
‘Cause when I see you move like you got something inside that made you lethal
Where did you go, ‘it just ain’t fair
Over here thinking ’bout the shit you do
Don’t know what I got to lose

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won’t lie
Still can’t see, think I saw you with another guy
Can’t fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can’t fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don’t understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
Been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain’t the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO

[Post-Chorus:]
I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
It’s just a TKO
I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
T-TKO
Out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
Now, I’m out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO

[Spoken: Timbaland]
Girl
See what you doing
See what you doing, girl?
You knock me right out
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl…
You knock me right out
Hey girl
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl…
You knock me right out
Hey girl
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl…
You knock me right out

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won’t lie
Still can’t see, think I saw you with another guy
Can’t fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can’t fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don’t understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
You’ve been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain’t the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO

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