The first Justin Timberlake song in five years “Filthy” sounds like bass heavy EDM electro. And it has a slick music video with a dancing robot.
Last Wednesday pop singer Justin Timberlake announced his first album since 2013, which will be titled Man of the Woods, in a series of vaguely captioned Instagram posts. In the accompanying promo video he explains the new album is inspired by his wife, Jessica Biel, his son and home state Tennessee.
Today he released a new Timbaland and Danja produced track that definitely has an EDM influence. It is already the number one trending video on YouTube today where it is approaching 4 million views. In the video Timberlake plays a Steve Jobs like character that controls a dancing robot in a performance.
Timberlake, Timbaland and Danja usually make the hip hop music, which is causing a lot of confusion in the mainstream entertainment press right now. Noisey reports, “Justin Timberlake is Uncool Now.” While the Hollywood Reporter begs the question, “What Is Going on with Justin Timberlake’s Style Now?” And the Daily Beast goes so far as to ask, “What the Hell Is Justin Timberlake’s Even Doing Right Now?”
Well haters, it’s called electronic dance music. And it’s the next relevant music genre so you better catch up and get used to it. That is why the video is about a tech genius that controls a futuristic dancing robot that is totally badass. To learn more read about what makes EDM the most inclusive music style.
Timberlake also shared the track list for Man of the Woods on Instagram.
The new album will be out on February 2, 2018 on RCA Records. It is available to pre-order here.