Having announced his new album Man of the Woods earlier this week, Justin Timberlake officially made his comeback today with the release of ‘Filthy’.
Telling fans that the “song should be played very loud”, ‘Filthy’ sees Justin channel a futuristic sound, and not the ‘rootsy’ family inspired offering that fans were expecting after his initial album announcement.
Produced by Justin, Timbaland, and Danja, ‘Filthy’ is far removed from his last single, Trolls bop ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’, and showcases a mature sound. The track opens with a rousing instrumental, with Justin shouting ‘If you know what’s good’ before the dirty electronic beat drops.
Whilst the track has certainly divided the internet, Justin also dropped an accompanying music video. Directed by Mark Romanek, a title card stating “Pan-Asian Deep Learning Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2028” sets the scene for the futuristic visual. Justin appears on the stage as a Steve Jobs type character to unveil a dancing robot. Whilst the robot and his moves take centre stage, Justin is on the sidelines performing the moves that he’s taught his creation – but is all as it seems? You’ll have to watch to find out!
If that wasn’t enough excitement for Justin Timberlake fans, the singer has also revealed the tracklist for his forthcoming album. Bursting with 16 songs, Man of the Woods will see Justin collaborate with Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton on ‘Morning Light’ and ‘Say Something’ respectively.
Take a look at the tracklist in full below.
It has already been confirmed that Justin will drop three more of these songs before the album is released on February 2. The three chosen tracks will be released along with an accompanying music video, with each video coming from a different director.