Remember how Justin Timberlake initially promised that his new album Man of the Woods was going to feature him going back to his roots? Well, it appears in order to do that, the newly outdoorsy Timberlake has to critique and destroy modern society along the way. Just as “Filthy” addressed the transhumanoid-robotics of advanced artificial intelligence, we get Justin’s take on the Illuminati, the #MeToo movement and the 24-hour news cycle in “Supplies.”
Taking visual cues from Mad Max, The Matrix, and the most recent Taco Bell commercial, “Supplies” finds Timberlake on a race through the end of the world. Notable about the track is that it’s his first collaboration with Pharrell since his solo debut Justified 15 years ago. Seeing them both together in the clip, lit by flashlights, is a brief moment of levity in what’s otherwise quite an ominous video.
Man of the Woods drops on February 2, shortly before Timberlake takes over the Twin Cities to perform at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. No word yet on whether any special guests will be joining him, but according to an interview earlier this week, Timberlake and Janet Jackson have made peace over their last Halftime Show, so never say never.
– Catch even more Pharrell next month as N.E.R.D. are set to perform at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game.
– It’s another milestone, and money move, for Cardi B as she’s broken Beyoncé’s record with five songs simultaneously in the top ten of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
– It’s a good time to be Bruno Mars, as his 24K Magic tour just hit the $200 million-earned mark.
– Start camping out at your nearest movie theater, Gucci Mane just announced the official biopic based on The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.
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