WATCH: Justin Timberlake announces first album in five years

2018-01-03 10:13
Justin Timberlake

New York - Pop superstar Justin Timberlake announced his first album in nearly five years on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old singer and actor said that Man of the Woods, his fifth solo studio album, will come out on Friday, 2 February. Just two days before he headlines entertainment during the Super Bowl, generally the most watched television event of the year in the United States.

Timberlake unveiled the album with a short video on social media that, true to the album's title, shows him walking reflectively in scenes of nature from a snowy forest to a sunny corn field.

"This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but -  more so than any other album I've ever written - where I'm from," Timberlake says in the video.

"And it's personal."



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The 36-year-old, who had a son in 2015 with his wife, actress Jessica Biel, grew up near Memphis, Tennessee, one of the capitals of blues and soul music as well as rural-rooted country.

The video features snippets of acoustic guitar, hinting perhaps at a more somber sound for the album, but closes with Timberlake in the studio with all-star pop producer Pharrell Williams. 

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