2019 American Music Awards

Fans Are Filthy About Justin Timberlake's New Song

Justin Timberlake applied a special condition on his new song “Filthy”: that it be played “very loud.” His fans, it would appear, are sticking to the rule. And many are wishing they hadn’t.

"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. The electro track is in a different solar system to the uncomplicated sugar-rush that was 2016’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and its left some listeners feeling, well, filthy. 

“People are hating #filthy because it sounds different and unlike anything on the radio right now. It’s amazing,” tweeted one fan. Another wrote, “have one conclusion...we desperately need Timbaland to produce this whole album. Disappointing single.”

"Filthy" is the first song lifted from Man of the Woods, Timberlake’s fifth solo album due out Feb. 2. It’s the first full-length album from the 36 year-old singer since Sept. 2013's The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2. Check out some of the “Filthy” reaction below.

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