The first single is scheduled to drop this Friday. As opposed to all those other albums, which were inspired by wanting to be better than JC Chasez.
The family influence is easy to see in the video, which flashes to brief scenes of wife Jessica Biel and son Silas in between solo footage of Timberlake braving the wilderness, all as his new music plays.
Timberlake describes the album as the most personal thing he's ever done, drawing on his Tennessee roots.
At least one national music blog noted how Timberlake's album announcement resembled the work of a Wisconsin music maker well-loved in the Twin Cities (one who famously made his first album in a cabin in the woods): "Pretty amusing that the pop star who once parodied Bon Iver on SNL has now apparently made his very own Bon Iver album", wrote Stereogum. Which means much of the album, once it's released in February, will probably sound good while simultaneously appealing to woodland and rural white people who love being out on the open road.More news: A Series of Unfortunate Events Will Return in March
Max Martin, Shellback, and Timbaland are also collaborators on the album.
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back this winter, and he's doing it by going outside. At some point, the feeling must stop.
That's just two days before he's set to headline the Super Bowl LII halftime show.
It's been over four years since JT's last release, and needless to say fans are ready to hear some new material.