Friday, April 12, 2024

Justin Timberlake Releases “Drown,” Second New Single Without Regular Collaborator Timbaland


Justin Timberlake has released the follow up to his hit, “Selfish.”

It’s called “Drown,” and it debuts on iTunes at number 6, giving JT two hits in the top 20.

But it’s the second single in a row that does not include his long time collaborator, Timbaland, as a producer or writer.


Where is aka Timothy Mosley? He hasn’t disappeared. He’s all over social media with this own projects.

But on January 29th, Timba wrote on Twitter: “Don’t follow that impulsive to go back, keep going forward.”

So something looks like it may have gone wrong in this veritable partnership. It’s been Timba giving JT the beats for a lot of his hits including “Cry Me a River” and “Sexyback.”

But so far, “Drown” and “Selfish” have been mid tempo, not really for dancing. A third song, “Sanctified,” which Justin performed on “SNL,” couldn’t decide if it was gospel, dance, or whatever. Let’s hope that’s been reworked for the forth coming album, “Everything I Thought It Was.”

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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