Justin Timberlake fans won’t have to wait very long to hear the first single off his anticipated fourth studio album, Man of the Woods. The pop superstar has announced that he will release the first single “Filthy” along with its cinematic video on Friday (Jan. 5).
Timberlake, who revealed the album trailer yesterday, shared the artwork for “Filthy,” which comes with a disclaimer: “This song should be played very loud.”
“Filthy” was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja, with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson. The colorful, futuristic music video for “Filthy” was directed by groundbreaking and multiple award-winning director Mark Romanek (“Can’t Stop the Feeling!”). The dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world.
Man Of The Woods is said to be Timberlake’s most ambitious album to date, both sonically and lyrically. “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,” says a press release.
Three more songs and accompanying videos are scheduled to be released as a lead-up to Man of the Woods. The new tracks will drop weekly, starting Jan. 18. Meanwhile, MOTW is due Feb. 2, just two days before Timberlake hits the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show stage in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4.
Target will carry an exclusive version of the album, featuring unique cover art, a poster and a digital download code. In addition, the retailer will release a special version of the Vinyl edition.