You would be forgiven for thinking that Justin Timberlake’s career has taken a strange turn. This mostly stems from the fact that his chart-topping summer smash “Can’t Stop The Feeling” originated from a film called Trolls where he played a lovable creature named Branch. But fear not JT fans, for it seems that stellar music is headed our way. Timberlake revealed in a just-published interview with Variety that he is back in the studio with the one and only Pharrell Williams.
Of course, JT had initially teased this several months ago in an ambiguous Instagram post, but this is the first confirmation that that photo did indeed hint at upcoming work. Not counting his work for the Trolls soundtrack, this new music will make for his first official release since the double album The 20/20 Experience. Speaking on the new material, Timberlake said that, “it does sound more singular… If 20/20 sounded like it literally surrounds your entire head, this stuff feels more like it just punches you between the eyes.”
This also makes for an important reunion between Timberlake and Pharrell, who first created sonic gold with JT’s debut solo album Justified, spawning classic songs like “Señorita” and “Like I Love You.” Stay tuned to see what their re-pairing will produce.
Be sure to read Timberlake’s full interview over on Variety. Listen to Justin Timberlake’s latest singles on the Trolls soundtrack below via Spotify:
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