In the dance-heavy video for his new single “Filthy” off his upcoming album Man of The Woods, Justin Timberlake plays a funky robot inventor.
While we thought Justin Timberlake went back to his country roots when he announced his new album, Man of The Woods, sharing a new folk direction to his music and aesthetics, it looks like the singer is mixing up things here.
Forget about the lakes, the corn fields and the wild horses featured in the eyebrow-raising video teaser he released earlier. In the visuals for his first single “Filthy”, the singer takes us to the Pan-Asian Deep Learning Conference, year 2028, as he plays a Steve Jobs-type tech innovator who introduces a provocative dancing robot to an amazed audience.
Produced by longtime collaborator Timbaland and Danja, the track has that future funk type of vibe that would have many confused at first and will take a few listens for the song to finally grow on you. To be totally honest, this bassline really got us weak.
Watch the video above !