Justin Timberlake, the renowned singer and actor, has just released his highly anticipated new single and video, “Selfish,” as part of his upcoming album, “Everything I Thought It Was.” The song, which was premiered at a special concert in Timberlake’s hometown of Memphis, showcases his signature style and talent.
“Selfish” is a midtempo, pulsating ballad with love-themed lyrics that harken back to Timberlake’s earlier career. The song’s lyrics express a desire for complete devotion, with Timberlake singing, “I want every bit of you, guess I’m selfish.” The accompanying video, directed by Bradley J. Calder, adds a touch of self-deprecating humor as it portrays Timberlake’s frustration during a video shoot rehearsal. The video takes a surreal turn when Timberlake enters a miniature room with a red telephone at the end, only to find himself back in the studio smashing the miniature set with his foot. The clip concludes with Timberlake performing the song in a stylish suit, showcasing his sleek dance moves.
Timberlake’s album rollout strategy follows a traditional approach, with upcoming appearances on popular television shows like “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live.” These shows have been platforms for the singer in the past, and he has established a strong rapport with host Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, Timberlake will be performing a special free concert at New York’s Irving Plaza next week, further building excitement for his album release.
In recent years, Timberlake has maintained a relatively low profile, especially after the lukewarm response to his 2018 album, “Man of the Woods.” However, he has made occasional appearances through songs featured in the “Trolls” film soundtracks. Notably, he reunited with his former boy band NSYNC for the song “Better Place” last year, sparking speculation about a potential full reunion. Nevertheless, Timberlake has chosen to focus on his solo career for now.
His longtime musical collaborator, Timbaland, revealed details about the upcoming album, describing it as a return to the “fun Justin” of his acclaimed album “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” Timbaland emphasized the importance of keeping the music light-hearted and enjoyable, stating, “Music is a young sport, and you have to keep it fun — fun and young.” He further explained that the album aims to capture the essence of “FutureSex/LoveSounds” while maintaining authenticity and relatability.
With the release of “Selfish” and the upcoming album, Justin Timberlake is poised to make a triumphant return to the music scene. Fans can expect a blend of his signature sound and a touch of nostalgia, as he brings back the infectious energy that propelled him to stardom. As the anticipation builds, it’s clear that Timberlake’s new album will be a must-listen for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.