We all thought it was a joke. Man of the Woods, the upcoming Justin Timberlake album dropping February 2, certainly presents itself as a country album, and when the track list dropped, showing songs like “Flannel” among the titles, there were some murmurings that this whole thing might be misdirection. When “Filthy” released a couple weeks ago, and JT was up to his usual club aesthetics, the wariness only increased.
We take it all back. With the release of his video for “Say Something” featuring country up-and-comer Chris Stapleton, it’s clear that Man of the Woods will have distinct country tunes, if not be a complete country album.
The video itself is pretty neat, styled like a one-shot sequence of Timberlake and Stapleton performing the song live together, with a huge crowd joining them at the end. Check it out here.