NSYNC reunites for new ‘Trolls’ song

A snippet of a new song appears in the new Trolls Band Together trailer

After more than two decades, NSYNC has reunited for their first new song. The 90s pop boyband has contributed “Better Place” for the upcoming Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation film Trolls Band Together, starring the band’s Justin Timberlake as Branch.

A snippet of “Better Place” and the group’s “I Want You Back” have been shared in the film’s new official trailer. Part of “Better Place” was also released on TikTok after the group posted a cryptic teaser on Instagram lip-syncing to the cast of Friends “Do you know something?” dialogue.

Trolls Band Together is the third film in the franchise that co-stars Anna Kendrick in the blockbuster musical franchise which opens in theatres on November 17th.

However, fans will be able to hear the full song at the end of September.

“When the stars align… got my brothers back together in the studio to work on something fun and the energy was special. ‘Better Place’ is coming 9/29,” Timberlake shares on Instagram.

The band made headlines earlier this week when it reunited to present Taylor Swift with the Best Pop trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards. Swift immediately began questioning what the quintet had planned.

“I’m not doing well pivoting from this to this,” she said turning from the group to the microphone. “Like, I had your dolls… Are you doing something? What’s going to happen now?”

After two films of true friendship and relentless flirting, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch are now officially, finally, a couple. As they grow closer, Poppy discovers that Branch has a secret past. He was once part of her favorite boyband phenomenon, BroZone, with his four brothers: Floyd (Golden Globe-nominated electropop sensation Troye Sivan), John Dory (Eric André; Sing 2), Spruce (Grammy winner Daveed Diggs; Hamilton) and Clay (Grammy winner Kid Cudi; Don’t Look Up). BroZone disbanded when Branch was still a baby, as did the family, and Branch hadn’t seen his brothers since.

But when Branch’s bro Floyd is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious pop-star villains—Velvet (Emmy winner Amy Schumer; Trainwreck) and Veneer (Grammy winner and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells; The Book of Mormon)—Branch and Poppy embark on a harrowing and emotional journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd from a fate even worse than pop-culture obscurity.

Featuring Trolls’ signature psychedelic joy-bomb of new and classic pop hits, Trolls Band Together stars a dazzling cast of musical superstars and comedic powerhouses as new franchise characters, including four-time Grammy nominee and Latin Grammy winner Camila Cabello (Cinderella) as Viva; Zosia Mamet (The Flight Attendant) as Crimp; and 12-time Emmy winning drag icon RuPaul Charles as Miss Maxine.

The returning cast includes Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel as Bridget; Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Gristle, the Icona Pop duo Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt as Satin and Chenille, Grammy winner Anderson Paak as Prince D, comedian Ron Funches as Cooper, SAG nominee Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond and Emmy winning Saturday Night Live legend Kenan Thompson as Tiny Diamond.

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls films—2016’s Trolls and 2020’s Trolls World Tour—have sung and danced their way to record-breaking success, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and fueling one of the largest and most beloved entertainment brands in the world.

Buddy Iahn
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