Justin Timberlake is releasing a new album, Man Of The Woods, in a couple of weeks, and it feels like we can’t get away from it. Between album trailers and dispatches from press events where he served grasshopper hors d’oeuvres, his back-to-“nature” album is coming in full force whether you like it or … More »
Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it’s easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer from Miami was fresh out of Fifth Harmony, her generation’s most popular girl group, assembled by Simon Cowell from an array of teenage strangers on the short-lived American edition … More »
Well here’s a belated holiday gift for ‘ya: Justin Timberlake, (otherwise known as Jacques Grande from The Love Guru), has announced that his fourth studio album, Man of the Woods, will be dropping February 2 on RCA Records.
The album’s first single, “Filthy,” was released this past Friday (January 5) in the form of a thematically esoteric music video from director Mark Romanek, who you may or may not be familiar with based on his award-winning work with underground artists like Jay-Z, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay. Twelve years on, it’s pretty clear that JT is (still) bringing Sexyback to the carnally-charged masses, even if he’s now doing it with debonair, rug-cutting cyborgs from the futuristic dystopia of I, Robot.
Also, in terms of a personal workload, it appears that Justin will be adopting a no-bullshit style approach to 2018; in addition to headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on February 4, he’s announced he’ll be releasing a new song (as well as an accompanying video) each week leading up to the official album drop. Now everyone knows Justin’s a god amongst men, but how’s that for ringing in the New Year with a bang?
In terms of the record, experts in the field are calling it his most “ambitious to date” (how many fucking times have you heard that one?) and claiming that it will blend the sounds of such contemporary acts as Chris Stapleton, Timbaland, and Alicia Keys. (Call me a cynic, but I’ll be super interested to hear how one might amalgamate the stylistic tendencies of a Chris Stapleton with the hip, “urban” penchants of someone like Timbaland. If it’s anything short of revelatory, I’m going to be disappointed.)
And lastly, RCA has announced that a rare, super exclusive version of the album (with different cover art, posters, digital download codes, all that jazz) will be available ONLY in the U.S. at a tiny, indie record shop called Target, which to date has just 1,828 locations nationwide.
If you’re worried about missing out on this ultra limited release (that’s a joke, kids), you can ease your anxieties by pre-ordering Man of the Woods right here and watching the album’s trailer down below. Also, in addition to getting your rocks off with “Filthy” (which you’ll also find posted down below), be sure to keep an eye out for all those forthcoming new songs and videos, which will start dropping weekly on January 18.
Man of the Woods tracklisting:
02. Midnight Summer Jam
04. Man of the Woods
05. Higher, Higher
08. Morning Light (featuring A.K.)
09. Say Something (featuring C.S.)
10. Hers (interlude)
13. Breeze off the Pond
14. Livin’ off the Land
15. The Hard Stuff
16. Young Man
Justin Timberlake’s rollout for the apparently-rootsy new album Man Of The Woods sure is going great! Last week, Timberlake announced the album with a trailer that featured him traipsing through forests and cornfields. Then he shared the video for “Filthy,” the album’s attempted-“SexyBack” lead single, which was not rootsy at all. And … More »
“If you know what’s good!” It’s supposed to be an exhortation, a call to the dancefloor. But that line, the first from Justin Timberlake’s new single “Filthy,” sounds more like a cry for help — a wail of confusion from a man who no longer has any idea what’s good. The man who once … More »
Song of the week:
Lilly Ahlberg — Bad Boys
Well it’s nice to start off the year with a new Swedish popstar and Lilly Ahlberg is just that, except she also spent her younger years in Australia, Norway and the UK, and was born in Italy, so there’s a lot to take into account. Stylish subtlebanger Bad Boys is pitched halfway between Tove and Zara, which leads us to Tora, which in turn is Japanese for ‘tiger’. We rest our case. There’s plenty more coming from Lilly during 2018 so you could say that Bad Boys really is
oh God it’s coming
just the tip
don’t do this
Additional notes on this week’s musical releases:
- Production on the new Justin Timberlake single is great unless you imagine Jamiroquai releasing it and obviously it’s incredibly reassuring to know that Justin remains a firm fan of sexual intercourse. Filthy seems to be a song about an orgy, which is a bit much for January but don’t forget popstars work to a very different calendar to the rest of us. In popstar world January is very frequently known as SEX MONTH.
- Speaking of banging, there is a hilariously awful rework of I Wanna Sex You Up knocking around near the bottom of this week’s playlist. Lines like “we can do it ’til we both wake up” and “makin’ love until we drown” really don’t make any more sense in 2017 than they did in 1991.
- Also, don’t worry everyone, cupcakKe’s got it all sorted out. “Boy on boy, girl on girl, like who the fuck you like, fuck the world.”
- Is Q1 the new Q4? Along with new Justin there’s new music this week from Bruno and Cardi, Lana Del Rey (with Børns), Kendrick and SZA, and Rita and Liam.
- If you play the Superorganism track using the Spotify app on your phone a video thing comes up and it’s all quite exciting really, well done to whoever pushed that one through over the Christmas period.
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Justin Timberlake may be a Man Of The Woods now, but that doesn’t mean he’s suddenly grown a big bushy beard overnight. “Filthy,” the first single we’re hearing from his recently announced new album, was co-written by longtime collaborators Timbaland and Danja, and it’s a far cry from Bon Iver. James Fauntleroy and Larrance … More »
A new Justin Timberlake album has long been teased for early 2018 release to accompany his Super Bowl halftime gig, and last month word got out that he’d trademarked the phrases “Man Of The Woods” and “Fresh Leaves.” Today Timberlake has released a trailer for that new album, and it is indeed … More »
Spinnin’ Records recruit Throttle is by all accounts closing out a breakout year, but as 2017 draws to a close, the Aussie beatmaker has one more gift up his sleeve as the “icing on the cake.” Teaming up once again with Atlanta’s Niko the Kid, the pair have joined forces on a new remix, honing in on some early 2000’s pop as the groundwork for their latest tag team.
Their target this time around was Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake‘s 2004 radio smash “Signs,” which sees them take the original’s glitzy disco-pop/rap crossover appeal and add some UK-garage-inspired flare. In essence, they’ve flipped the once radio-ready hip-hop select into a now certified dance floor ace.
The now nearly-vintage original cut landed on Snoop’s seventh studio LP, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. Upping the tempo considerably on the remix, Throttle and Niko work the original’s rich vocal samples into their own absolutely infectious house beat, breathing new life into one of Snoop’s better departures from west coast rap. Best of all, they’re giving away their new remix completely free of charge. Enjoy.