It’s a big week for Justin Timberlake. Just days before he takes the stage for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the 37-year-old singer has released his fifth solo studio album, Man of the Woods. He's also dropped the music video for the title track, which you can watch above.
The project, which marks Timberlake’s first full-length release since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience, was officially announced in early January along with a trailer filled with bucolic scenes.
“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,” he explained in the teaser. “It's personal.”
Man of the Woods is a 16-track project that includes appearances by Alicia Keys on “Morning Light” and Chris Stapleton on “Say Something”; the latter of which served as the album’s third single following “Supplies” and “Filthy.” The Neptunes handled the bulk of the production along with Timbaland, J-Roc, Danja, and more.
Because of the title, aforementioned trailer, and Timberlake’s new affinity for farmer-inspired clothing, many fans suspected Man of the Woods would be more country than pop; however, Timberlake later insisted that wasn’t the case. He cleared up the confusion in an Instagram video posted this week:
“The album is named after my son, [Silas],” he said. “His name means 'of the woods.' So stop telling me I’m making a country album!”
You can listen to the project now on Apple Music and iTunes or below via Spotify.
If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance this Sunday on NBC or online at NBCSports.com.
Timberlake will also kick off the Man of the Woods North American Tour on March 13 in Toronto. The tour will include stops in Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, and Atlanta, before wrapping up on May 30 in Memphis.