Saturday, April 13, 2024

Justin Timberlake Update: Four Videos Will Drop Before Album Release, First One on Friday


So here’s more on Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods” album. A first single and video drop on Friday, they’re called “Filthy.” I don’t know if this is because you get filthy if you walk in the woods. Wipe your feet on the mat before coming inside…

Then starting January 18th, for three Fridays, there will be three more singles with videos. No titles yet. But in keeping with the woods theme, I hope JT has updated Fleetwood Mac’s “Bare Trees.”

Guests on the album include Alicia Keys, Timbaland, Pharrell and the Neptunes, and country superstar Chris Stapleton.

According to a press release: 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.

I read one interesting take on JT’s announcement so far claiming that he was “rebranding as a white man.” This sounded good, and was clickbait, but with Alicia, Timbaland and Pharrell involved, I don’t think that’s going to stand up. We’ll see…

No word on whether “Can’t Stop the Feeling” will be an album extra, etc. But you can bet that will be a big part of JT’s Super Bowl show on February 4th– and should send that single right back to the top of the charts by the end of the evening!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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