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13 February 2013, 13:54
The 'Suit & Tie' singer also reveals he doesn't expect to put out a large number of albums over his career.
Justin Timberlake has revealed he had always planned to take a break from music regardless of whether or not his film career took off.
The 'SexyBack' singer also admitted he will never be the sort of artist who will put out a large number of records, and says he needed a break from the music industry after his "all-consuming" second album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'.
"I would have taken a break regardless of if I would've done films or not because my last record was all-consuming and to go on tour like that," Justin revealed to Rolling Stone magazine. "I will not be the type of artist that puts out 10 to 15 albums.
"That's just not who I am, they're really special to me," the 'My Love' singer explained. "I write music all the time, but until you really feel that desperate need to shout from the rooftops and express yourself in that way, I just kind of keep it to myself.
"I enjoy making music so much that if it doesn't come out, that's okay," Justin went on to say. "If I get to listen to it in my car by myself, I'm just as happy because I get to hear something that I made."
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The 'What Goes Around' singer explained that because he is so critical and private about his creative works, it means that when he does want the public to hear something he will make sure it happens no matter what.
"For me, when I do have something that I'm ready to express, I'm gonna burrow through whatever to get it heard," Justin added. "But for me, the journey along the way is really the most fun part, it's not about the outcome."
Justin Timberlake made his return to the Grammy Awards 2013 this past weekend, performing his new songs 'Suit & Tie' and 'Little Pusher Love Girl', and officially drops his new album on 19th March.