Justin Timberlake just dropped a sexy futuristic single called Filthy and the feelings are mixed. I am a huge JT fan don’t get me wrong. I think this might be one of those songs that will take a little time to grow on me. I will say by the end of the music video I did find myself wanting to dance. Definitely a slightly different vibe than I had anticipated. Since the album is titled Man of the Woods and Timberlake grew up in Tennessee the rumor was that the single was going to be a bit more folky. The song definitely embodies techno elements and is far from folk.
The music video directed by Mark Romanek takes place at a Pan-Asian Deep Learning Conference in the year 2028. Romanek also directed Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, Jay-Z’z “99 Problems”, and music videos for many other A listers including Queen B. This was definitely a different visual take on the single that incorporated a futuristic feel. Timberlake is dressed similarly to that of Steve Jobs and he appears to be at a tech conference where he is presenting his new technology to a crowd of individuals. The robot syncs with his movement as he dances and sings throughout the video. There is a lot of dance influence including the classic Michael Jackson moonwalk. As a dancer I very much enjoyed this aspect of the video.
I didn’t hate the video or the song I just think it will take a little time to grow on me just like Taylor Swift’s album Reputation. What do you think of the new Timberlake single? Comment down below 🙂