Justin Timberlake has released a new single that has social media buzzing about the singer’s return to music in nearly six years.
42-year-old Justin dropped the single “Selfish” and its music video, directed by Bradley J. Calder, on Thursday. The *NSYNC alum announced the release on Instagram.
“Selfish” is the first bit of music fans are getting since the release of the 2018 album Man in The Woods.
Written by Louis Bell, Henry Walter, Theron Makiel Thomas and Amy Allen, the song — and accompanying — shows off the singer’s vulnerable side.
The song is the first for fans as they gear up for the newly announced album Everything I Thought It Was, scheduled to drop on March 15.
“We just finished up and everything sounds great,” said the superstar producer, 51. “Now it’s really on him how and when he envisions it to come out, but it’s done and it’s coming.”
Timbaland also went on to mention that the new material is very similar to those who are fans of the 2006 Grammy-winning sophomore solo album FutureSex/LoveSounds, which has remained a fan favorite.
“It’s fun Justin,” the producer said, teasing that it’s “just giving you what you expect from us,”
Timbaland said, “Music is a young sport — of course, we’ve both seen a lot of life, but you have to bring out the 13-year-old kid again, you know?” He added, “We had songs that maybe were too complicated, so we said we want it to feel like FutureSex part two, so we did songs that will fit that.”
Back in September, Timerblake and *NSYNC also released their first song together in nearly 20 years titled “Better Place” for the movie Trolls Band Together.
The group, reunited in the studio to record the song the infectious pop banger — calling back the ‘90s and ‘00s icons’ early boy band sound. The group, composed of JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone, also appeared at the 2023 VMAs alongside Taylor Swift.
Timberlake’s video vanguard award at the 2013 MTV VMAs — this was the first time they’ve ever dropped new music.
Last year, Timberlake also teamed up with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado again on the single “Keep Going Up.” It marked the three’s first collaboration after releasing the chart-topping “Give It to Me” in 2007.