Justin Timberlake Releases Video For New Single 'Filthy'

Tomas Mccoy
January 5, 2018

Shortly after revealing that he will release a brand-new album, titled Man of the Woods, this year, the "Mirrors" hitmaker served up an edgy new sound and aesthetic, courtesy of his latest track, "Filthy", and its accompanying music video early Friday morning. The Sexy Back singer is back with his fifth studio album Man of the Woods which is expected to get a release next month in February. The over-earnest clip had many people on Twitter speculating that this was the Tennessee native's attempt to reinvent himself as a folk troubadour in the mold of Bon Iver, and cross over to the country charts as Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga awkwardly tried a year ago.

And, just days after Timberlake's full album drops on February 2, fans can expect to hear his new material when the actor headlines the Super Bowl LII halftime show on February 4. Bursts of thrashing guitars and drums sporadically infiltrate the almost five-minute track, which could easily be confused for an outtake from Timberlake's sprawling and similarly sultry 2013 effort The 20/20 Experience. As he builds up to the chorus, Justin sings: "Look, I said, "Put your filthy hands all over me/ You know, this ain't the clean version/ And what you gonna do with all that meat?/ Cookin" up a meat serving".


Justin Timberlake channels late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs in the video for his new track Filthy. Corny? Yes, but it works. "But more so than any other album I've written, where I'm from, and it's personal", Timberlake was quoted as saying in his album trailer.

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