Justin Timberlake has released new behind-the-scenes footage, giving further insight into the making of upcoming album, ‘Man of the Woords’.
At the start of the year, the singer confirmed his musical return after months of teasing, with a trailer for the album, which will be his fifth studio LP.
Days later he shared tracklisting for the album, as well as ‘Filthy’, the futuristic first track from ‘Man of the Woods’.
Today, Timberlake released a video clip, featuring the making of the album, and giving more of an insight into the sound to come.
“I think the album has a wide range of sonics to it,” he says in the footage.
“But I guess I would describe it as ‘modern Americana’ with 808s…”
“We talk about those Southern guitars and that sound that feels like heritage – that is me exercising my love for where I came from,” he says, addressing the unusual mix of sounds.
“But then you mix it with something modern that’s just like where we are today.
“To me, if you can out those two things together? That’s just an equation for life.”
The clip shows Pharrell getting excited, jamming to one of the songs.
“Wow, is this really happening?” asks Pharrell. “Like this album, I’m pinching myself.
“Listen, the country shit in that? I haven’t worked on a record like that, that had that blend of element?
“Yeah, it’s very southern. Listen – that is a smash.”
Timberlake last released an album in September 2013 with the second volume of ‘The 20/20 Experience‘. In 2016, he released the single ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’, which featured on the soundtrack for the movie Trolls. The singer also provided the voice of the character Branch in the film.
Meanwhile, in December 2017 he shared a moving speech, addressing the men of Hollywood, at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, saying, “We need to go to work.”
However, the singer then faced backlash last year after being announced as the 2018 Super Bowl halftime performer.
‘Man of the Woords’ is out on February 2.