Justin Timberlake has shared his third new single ‘Say Something’ featuring Chris Stapleton.
The pair previously performed together at the 2015 Country Music Awards.
The track is taken from his forthcoming album ‘Man Of The Woods’, which is out on February 2. You can listen to the new single and view the video below.
The album includes production from the Neptunes (Pharrell and Chad Hugo), and marks the first time Timberlake and Pharrell have worked together since Timberlake’s 2002 debut ‘Justified‘.
The 16-year break in the pair’s collaboration was recently revealed to be a result of Clipse’s troubles with Jive Records. Clipse – the duo Pusha T and Malice – were signed to the Neptunes’ Star Trak Entertainment label, but restructuring in 2004 left them on Jive records. Clipse sued Jive to get out of their contract to join Star Trak, now at Interscope.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 recently, Timberlake said: “Clipse was signed to Jive Records, which I was signed to. I don’t know what went on with their deal, but I do remember that Pharrell was very adamant about getting them out of the deal. So it became—from my understanding, you know—it became challenging for him to work with any Jive artist at that point.”
Dylan Farrow recently accused Timberlake of being a hypocrite for supporting the Time’s Up campaign while simultaneously supporting her adoptive father, Woody Allen, who she says sexually abused her.
Farrow has long claimed that the director sexually assaulted her in 1992 when she was seven years old. Allen was investigated that year, but no charges were brought against the filmmaker, who has always denied the claims.
Timberlake says he is a supporter of the Time’s Up campaign, however he starred in Woody Allen’s 2017 film ‘Wonder Wheel’, alongside Kate Winslet.
Farrow used one of Timberlake’s own tweets to call out his hypocrisy, after the singer tweeted: ‘Random question: Can someone please explain the saying, “You just want your cake and to eat it too.”
What else am I about to do with a cake??”