Justin Timberlake says new album is inspired by 'where I'm from'

The album will be preceded by a new song out January 5.
 By Hilton Dresden Tue

Further details of JT's album are still under wraps, but the video at least confirms that Pharrell Williams was a primary collaborator.

On Tuesday, the 36-year-old pop singer kicked off 2018 by announcing his upcoming album, Man of the Woods.

Are you interested in this woodsman Timberlake?

Timberlake, one of the top-selling artists of the 21st century both as a solo artist and with boy band NSYNC, rose to fame with an electronic pop sound before finding a new voice by bringing in R&B, notably on his 2006 album "FutureSex/LoveSounds". His last single was "Can't Stop The Feeling" off the Trolls soundtrack.

Would Justin Timberlake survive in the woods alone with nothing but his wits, good looks and animal instinct? "And it's personal", Timberlake says in the teaser.

The clip features at least two of the tracks taken from Man of the Woods, and they have a distinctly southern U.S. twang to them which has not been present in his discography up to this point. The two collaborated on Pharrell's 2014 album G I R L and other non-JT projects previously, and there's that brief intro to "Senorita", but we want more!

"I would not say that I'm making a country album, but I also don't like to say that I'm making an R&B album", Timberlake continued.

This will be the actor's first appearance at the Super Bowl since his 2004 halftime performance with Janet Jackson, which no one could ever forget. Timberlake takes the Super Bowl stage on February 4th.

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