Justin Timberlake Drops Lead Single “Selfish” Ahead of New Album Release
Multi-award-winning artist Justin Timberlake has once again graced the music scene with his latest single, “Selfish”, accompanied by a visually captivating music video. Released under RCA Records, this pop-infused track showcases Timberlake’s signature soulful vocals intertwined with infectious melodies, marking his return to solo music since his 2018 album, “Man of the Woods”.
Penned by Timberlake himself alongside talented songwriters Louis Bell, Cirkut, Theron Thomas, and Amy Allen, “Selfish” offers listeners a glimpse into the introspective world of the acclaimed artist. The production, helmed by Timberlake, Bell, and Cirkut, sets the stage for what promises to be a compelling musical journey.
Directed by Bradley J. Calder, known for his work with artists like SZA and Tinashe, the music video for “Selfish” blurs the lines between performance and reality. Offering a raw and honest portrayal of Timberlake as both an artist and an individual, the video delves into the creative process behind the song, adding depth to its already poignant lyrics.
The track serves as the lead single from Timberlake’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Everything I Thought It Was”, slated for release on March 15th. This highly anticipated album marks Timberlake’s first full-length solo project in five years, promising a fusion of his iconic sound with fresh, innovative elements. While this new project will include 18 songs, the full tracklisting remains yet to be revealed.
The release of “Selfish” comes amidst a flurry of promotional activities for Timberlake, including a special concert in his hometown of Memphis and upcoming appearances on popular television shows like “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live.” These endeavors signal Timberlake’s commitment to reconnecting with his audience after a period of relative quietude.
Despite his temporary retreat from the spotlight, Timberlake has maintained his musical prowess through collaborations on the soundtracks of the “Trolls” films and recent singles like “Better Place”, featuring a nostalgic reunion with NSYNC.
In anticipation of “Everything I Thought It Was”, longtime collaborator Timbaland shared insights into the album’s direction, promising a return to the infectious energy of Timberlake’s earlier works while maintaining authenticity and relevance in today’s musical landscape.
With “Selfish”, Justin Timberlake invites listeners to embark on a journey of self-discovery and musical exploration, setting the stage for what promises to be a standout album in his illustrious career.