After a rocky run with last year’s ‘Man Of The Woods,’ Justin Timberlake is looking ahead to the release of new music.
And he seems adamant about injecting an air of freshness into his creative mix.
As reported, JT shared footage of himself in the studio with Lizzo and now he’s opening up about what they’ve been cooking up.
Dive below for details…
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the former NSync star revealed he first met the ‘Truth Hurts’ hitmaker at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (where he was given an honorary award) and made an internal memo about wanting to work with her:
“I think she thought I was lying, but we got in and we got a couple of ideas. I’m not going to tell you too much about what we did together in the studio. If she wants to tell you she can, but it’s flames. It is so good. I am so excited about it.”
As for his approach his upcoming project, he explained:
“I just called my publishers and I said, ‘You know, I just want to work with young, fresh people, and I want to collaborate more. I’ve been songwriting and producing for so long — I want to experience that energy, and I want to work with people that I think are truly amazing.
I worked with SZA the other day and just worked with Meek Mill. I’m having these experiences that are fueling me in such a different way and, again, I think it was really birthed out of feeling like, what can I do right now to just be a part of my community and integrate.”
We’ve long touted the necessity for JT to switch it up and it seems he finally got the memo. We’re also keen to see him team with new writers and producers. Because, much as we love us some Pharrell and Timbaland, very little of their work with Timberlake has resonated in recent years.
So, here’s to embracing alternate creative, genres, perspectives, and more.