In the black and white cover shot, the 32-year-old entertainer stares straight into the camera, his hair is slicked back and his hand is resting on the back of his head.
JT opened up to the magazine about his new album and not worrying about success and failure, which he admits he has gotten over in the "last five or six years."
"I'm sure there's some self-help cheese-ball book about the gray area but I've been having this conversation with my friends who are all about the same age and I'm saying, ‘Y'know, life doesn't happen in black and white,'" he said. "The gray area is where you become an adult...the medium temperature, the gray area, the place between black and white. That's the place where life happens."
The Grammy award winner also revealed the important connection he has discovered between acting and making music. And the superstar even compared himself to his touring partner Jay Z.
"I try to talk to people about how much acting goes into music," Jessica Biel's husband explained. "How much of a character goes into what you put on stage. You ever sit down with Jay? He's not the guy he is on stage. I'm not the guy I am on stage. I am a performer."
When asked why he released his latest project The 20/20 Experience, the singer-songwriter explained that he had to answer some questions before making the decision.
"If you can answer the question of why you're doing it, it's the right thing to do," Timberlake said. "To answer the question ‘Why?' for the first time in my career is: because I wanted to."