People Are Roasting The Hell Out Of Justin Timberlake’s Rustic New Look
"Nobody wants Justin Timberlake's version of Joanne."
Welcome to 2018: Justin Timberlake now wears flannel.
Yesterday, the ‘SexyBack’ hitmaker announced he’d be dropping a new album this year, titled Man Of The Woods. People were buzzed about the album, sure — but it was the country-inspired, I’ve-Just-Listened-To-Bon-Iver artwork that had everyone intrigued.
Timberlake also released an album trailer, and it’s very in keeping with the new country theme — with plenty of shots of Justin gazing longingly at the sunset, cavorting with horses, and wandering through corn fields while wearing what appears to be a rug. You know, doing what country folk do.
In a voiceover, Timberlake explains that the new album is “inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve written, where I’m from – and it’s personal.”
His wife, actress Jessica Biel, contributes her own thoughts to what Man Of The Woods sounds like: “It feels like mountains, trees, campfires, like Wild West, right now,” she says.
Ah yes, that all important tree feel. I know I won’t listen to an album without it.
Predictably, the internet has roasted Timberlake to a bonfire cinder.
This new Justin Timberlake album looks pretty fire. pic.twitter.com/c5m4j3q4sA
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) January 2, 2018
Nobody wants Justin Timberlake’s version of Joanne
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 2, 2018
bon iver: “i have a ukulele made of elk bones on my desk at all times.”
justin timberlake: pic.twitter.com/YRd6XWz6mQ
— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) January 3, 2018
Call me when Justin Timberlake walks into the woods with a big shovel and digs up an apology to Janet Jackson.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 2, 2018
Justin Timberlake is becoming Miley Cyrus before our very eyes.
Appropriate Black music & culture until you can’t anymore and then run back into the woods and become white again.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) January 2, 2018
TFW you watch The Revenant once pic.twitter.com/PQab4X7Cxb
— bringing my baby to a theater near you (@fivefifths) January 2, 2018
“Let’s get a shot of me walking through these trees in a tuxedo”
“That’s corn Justin”
“Corn trees that’s what I said” pic.twitter.com/afe8ivWbQN
— Kenny Keil (@kennykeil) January 2, 2018
Justin Timberlake, is doing folk music now. Miley Cyrus is making country music. Lady Gaga stripped down to soft rock.
White artists are pivoting back to white. I can’t even.
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) January 2, 2018
Watch the full trailer below. Timberlake’s new single, ‘Filthy’, is out this Friday.