Saturday, July 13, 2024

Justin Timberlake Drops First New Single In Six Years: “Selfish,” Listen to Pop Candy for the Ears


The amazing thing about Justin Timberlake’s new single, “Selfish” (which I keep calling Shellfish) is not the song — even though it’s pretty good. It’s like a piece of pop candy for the ears. “Selfish” is very catchy, and Timberlake’s vocal phrasing propels the song so much that you want to listen to it again, right away.

The marketing has to be congratulated. They’ve built up suspense and turned his release into an Event. Tonight JT will be on the Tonight show. Saturday he’s on “SNL.” Next week surprise show in NY at Irving Plaza. RCA Records has I Heart Radio all lined up, too.

Why? Because we are starved anything halfway decent.

And now, here it is:

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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