Justin Timberlake announces ‘Man of the Woods’ for Feb 2nd

FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO, “FILTHY” TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 5TH

Justin Timberlake has announced his fourth studio LP, Man Of The Woods, will be released on Friday, February 2nd via RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order alongside the release of his brand new single and music video, “Filthy” on January 5th. “Filthy” was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson. Timberlake shared the news via a video posted on social media, claiming the album is personal.

“This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from, and it’s personal,” he states in the video.

Man Of The Woods marks Timberlake’s most ambitious album to date, both sonically and lyrically. Combining the sounds of traditional American rock with the modern influences of collaborators The Neptunes, Timbaland, Chris Stapleton, and Alicia Keys, this new material explores storytelling inspired by his son, his wife, and his personal journey from Memphis to where he is today.

The colorful, futuristic music video for “Filthy” was directed by groundbreaking and multiple award-winning director Mark Romanek.  The dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world.  This is the second time Timberlake and Romanek have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind video.

Following “Filthy” and leading into the February 2nd Man Of The Woods album launch, Timberlake will release three additional music videos, each with their own individual style and color from three different directors. The additional songs will be released weekly starting on January 18th leading up to the release of the full album.

Man Of The Woods is Timberlake’s first album in five years. His last album was The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, released in 2013. Fans who join Timberlake’s TN Kids will get access to pre-sale tickets and new music as it becomes available, contests, the newsletter and other exclusive offerings.

The announcement comes ahead of the pop superstar’s headlining performance of the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 4th. This will be Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII​.

The Super Bowl will air live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on NBC.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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