Justin Timberlake channels Steve Jobs in new Filthy music video

Justin Timberlake

So this wasn't what we were expecting.


Justin Timberlake is giving the world a taste of what's to come from his forthcoming album Man of the Woods, with the single "Filthy".

"Filthy" began trending on Twitter soon after the track and its music video dropped at midnight, as the pop superstar's followers turned it up en masse. "It's unbelievable", tweeted one fan.

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He worked with his frequent collaborators Timbaland and Pharrell (via The Neptunes) on the album, in addition to Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton.

The 10-time Grammy victor released the first track, Filthy, from the album today (Jan 5), and it has been met with a mixed reaction.

In the visual, we see JT playing the role of a Steve Jobs-esque tech visionary presenting one of his latest creations at the Pan-Asian Deep Learning Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The video for "Filthy" is directed by Mark Romanek and is the best thing about the single. His creation is an Artificial Intelligence robot.

"Man of the Woods" is set for release on February 2nd, and Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show two days later on February 4th.

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