Justin Timberlake

Published : 9:01 am  January 4, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (309) reads | 

 gets ‘personal’ in first album in five years

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Pop superstar Justin Timberlake on Tuesday announced his first album in nearly five years, promising more “personal” songwriting inspired by his home 
and family. 


The 36-year-old singer and actor said that “Man in the Woods,” his fifth solo studio album, will come out on February 2nd two days before he headlines entertainment during the Super Bowl, generally the most watched television event of the year in the United States. Timberlake unveiled the album with a short video on social media that, true to the album’s title, shows him walking reflectively in scenes of nature from a snowy forest to a sunny corn field. 


“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,” Timberlake says in the video. 
“And it’s personal.” Timberlake who had a son in 2015 with his wife, actress Jessica Biel grew up near Memphis, Tennessee, one of the capitals of blues and soul music as well as rural-rooted country. 

 

Timberlake has focused increasingly on acting rather than music in the past several years, most recently starring as a seductive lifeguard in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel”


The video features snippets of acoustic guitar, hinting perhaps at a more somber sound for the album, but closes with Timberlake in the studio with all-star pop producer Pharrell Williams. 


Timberlake, one of the top-selling artists of the 21st century both as a solo artist and with boy band NSYNC, rose to fame with an electronic pop sound before finding a new voice by bringing in R&B, notably on his 2006 album “FutureSex/LoveSounds.”


AFP