Justin Timberlake Reveals His New Album In The Woodsiest Way Possible


There's even a discernably Minnesotan aesthetic to the title and promo video for the record, which will be called "Man of the Woods" and arrives February 2, two days before the big game. Hopefully this new album means radio stations will stop infecting my ears with it.

With artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato losing their grip on the charts, it's clear we've needed a return to when pop was best, when '90s legends Britney, Christina and, obviously, Justin Timberlake were at their peak.

This will be the actor's first appearance at the Super Bowl since his 2004 halftime performance with Janet Jackson, which no one could ever forget. The first single off Man Of The Woods is set to drop this Friday, so get your parkas and scarves ready.

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The album release is well timed, with Timberlake set to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show just two days later.

Timberlake is from a woodsy area of Tennessee just north of Memphis near the Mississippi River. We think we can hear someone say "earthy" in the clip. Hey, Beyoncé has done it with Blue Ivy, so why not have her male pop counterpart do the same with his first-born? It could very well be the cover of the album, with Man of the Woods scribbled below the picture, but Timberlake didn't reveal the exact story behind the image other than that it was shot by Ryan McGinley Studios. "It's personal", sadi Timberlake.

"Pusher Love Girl" may be one of the most under-appreciated songs in Timberlake's catalog. Beyoncé released "Formation" shortly before her halftime show in 2016, and Gaga released her album Joanne shortly before the game previous year.