Grammy Award-winning artist Justin Timberlake has made a comeback with his latest single, “Selfish,” providing a glimpse into his upcoming album, “Everything I Thought It Was.” The release date for the album is set for March 15, marking Timberlake’s return to the music scene after a five-year hiatus.
The accompanying video for “Selfish” showcases Timberlake’s creative process, offering fans an inside look at the making of the song. The 42-year-old artist initially performed the single live in Memphis, his hometown, where he hinted at the significance of his attire, a gray suit.
Timberlake’s last album, “Man of the Woods,” secured the top spot on the Billboard 200 in 2018, boasting the highest first-week sales at that time. Since then, Timberlake has been involved in collaborations with artists like SZA and Pharrell Williams, contributed to movie soundtracks, and briefly reunited with his ‘N Sync bandmates.
The reaction to “Selfish” has been positive on social media, with fans expressing excitement about the return of Timberlake’s signature sound. Some noted that the song’s sweet ballad style resembled the nostalgic vibe of an ‘N Sync track.
The new single comes with a music video directed by Bradley Calder, portraying Timberlake’s performance and capturing the essence of the laid-back R&B joint. Timberlake’s artistic endeavors in the past five years have included diverse projects, from film soundtracks to voice acting in animated films.
This comeback follows a period of speculation and anticipation about Timberlake’s next career move, especially after the release of Britney Spears’s memoir in 2023, which addressed their past relationship. Timberlake’s return to the spotlight aims to reestablish his solo venture and musical influence, setting the stage for a fresh chapter in his illustrious career.