R&B Pop star Justin Timberlake has seen his share of slander for the past few months (really, he didn’t help matters with this). With the recent announcement of his forthcoming appearance at the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, many then took to social media to ask whether or not he’s apologized for Janet Jackson for, well, you should know about what happened there.
Unsurprisingly, the response to this new Mumford & Sons/Bon Iver vibe was less than positive as well (Twitter was in an uproar at this point).
Now, fans are able to get a first listen of what to expect with the new single “Filthy,” which was produced by Timberlake, Timbaland and Danja…James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson brought their pens to the studio as well. Surprisingly, this seems to be more FutureSex/LoveSounds than anything else, and the accompanying visual by Mark Romanek (which centers around a 2028 conference in Malaysia) is pretty futuristic. So, yea…he’s experimenting for sure, but not in a Kid Rock/Yelawolf/P!nk/any-other-White-person-switching-to-their-“roots”-after-making-it-big-off-Black-music kind of way. Not yet, anyway.
Enjoy the visual in full below. Man Of The Woods is set to drop February 2nd (pre-order here). UPDATE: Tracklisting sans features (if there are any) added below.