Timberlake tweeted a Youtube video Tuesday morning (Jan. 2) revealing Man Of The Woods, the title of his fifth studio album, which will drop Feb. 2. This will be JT’s most recent full-length project since The 20/20 Experience, which came out over four years ago.
Timberlake’s elusiveness and long wait times in between albums have become somewhat of a joke among his fan base, after he waited a full seven years between Future Sex Love Sounds and The 20/20 Experience.
JT fans did not take this album announcement lightly.
— Avery Mills (@alynn422) January 2, 2018
2018 JUST STARTED AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS DROPPING A NEW ALBUM pic.twitter.com/8l3nMZVUkO
— estée ? (@aesteetic) January 2, 2018
New York Magazine music writer Craig Jenkins specifically pointed out the magic in a Pharrell and JT reunion.
Just saw Skateboard P in the Justin Timberlake album ad and my eyes did this pic.twitter.com/0awNwYqqR9
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) January 2, 2018
While others had some comments on its country-sounding teaser and implied folk-ish style.
That new Justin Timberlake snippet sounds like a Trump’s America tune.
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) January 2, 2018
so ur telling me justin timberlake went camping once and now he’s a mumford and/or son?
— amy brown (@arb) January 2, 2018
[listens to bon iver once] https://t.co/14VUlPar9B
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) January 2, 2018
Regardless of anyone’s stance on a new (potentially country) Timberlake album, the first single will be dropping this Friday, making for much more Twitter content to look forward to.