The clip opens with a dedication to "William and Sadie," who according to MTV are the singer's grandparents. The video allegedly points out the fact that William was unable to attend Timberlake's marriage to actress Jessica Biel.
"The 'Mirrors' video makes a passing reference to this, in a scene where his grandparents' wedding ring falls through the air, only to be caught by Timberlake, who then embarks on a lengthy, and quite wrought, dance sequence. The message appears to be clear: He will carry on their legacy, even if he's not sure he'll be able to," James Montgomery wrote.
"Mirrors" is Timberlake's second single from his comeback album, "The 20/20 Experience."