Prepare for a load of new music from Justin Timberlake.
Ahead of the February release of his fifth solo album, Man of the Woods, the singer-actor will drop four music videos in the coming weeks. His first new song and the album's lead single, "Filthy," will arrive on Friday, Jan. 5.
"Filthy" was co-produced by Timberlake's longtime collaborators, Timbaland and Danja. James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson are listed as co-writers.
The track will be accompanied by a music video directed by Mark Romanek. Timberlake warned on a tweet that the music should be played very loud.
According to the press release, the music video will be, like his previous music, dance-heavy. Romanek's work was also described as "colorful" and "futuristic," with Timberlake as a "modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world."
The music video of "Filthy," it sounds like, will be a contrast to the teaser video for Man of the Woods released earlier this month. The one-minute video which also featured his muses, wife Jessica Biel and son Silas, had a very American feel. It showed the 36-year-old in different environments but, at the heart of it, the video teases Timberlake's return to his roots.
Three More Songs
Timberlake will also unleash three additional videos in the lead up to the release of Man of the Woods next month. Each video will have their own unique and distinct styles and colors. The singer also hired three different directors to work on each single.
Man of the Woods offers a different experience from Timberlake's previous albums.
"[It is his] most ambitious album to date, both sonically and lyrically," the press release claims. "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 upcoming album is the "Sexy Back" singer's first full-length album since The 20/20 Experience which was released in 2013. His most recent song, the insanely catchy "Can't Stop The Music," was a part of the soundtrack for Trolls, an animated movie that starred Timberlake in a leading role. Trolls 2 is already in the works.
Man of the Woods will be released on Feb. 2, two days before the singer headlines the 2018 Super Bowl.