Justin Timberlake goes into the future with the cinematic music video to his brand new, comeback single “Filthy.” The first release off his anticipated fourth studio album Man of the Woods, is a heavy-hitting funky, rock-influenced record that finds JT pushing the boundaries with a futuristic sound.
In the Mark Romanek-directed visual, Timberlake portrays a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world at a Malaysian learning conference in the year 2028. The dance-heavy video features a very limber robot that has the ability to dance like Justin himself, and performs for the impressed crowd.
“Haters gonna say it’s fake,” he sings, referencing the popular meme. “Put your filthy hands all over me / Know this ain’t the clean version.”
Man of the Woods is now available for pre-order. “Filthy” will be followed by three new songs and visuals released weekly starting Jan. 18, while the 16-track album is due Feb. 2, two days before Timberlake performs at the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on Feb. 4.
The follow-up to 2013’s The 20/20 Experience is set to feature a fusion of “traditional American rock with modern influences,” with contributions from Timbaland, Pharrell, Chris Stapleton, and Alicia Keys. “This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from,” explained Timberlake. “It’s personal.”
Get “Filthy” with the video above.