Justin Timberlake has gone ahead and released yet another brand new song from his upcoming fourth studio album Man of the Woods, called “Supplies“!
The track is produced by The Neptunes (aka Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), marking their first collaboration on a Timberlake solo song since Justified in 2002, and is quite different from the funky, futuristic sound of “Filthy.”
“‘Cause I’ll be the light when you can’t see/ I’ll be the wood when you need heat/ I’ll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity/ Some shit’s ’bout to go down, I’ll be the one with the level head/ The world could end now/ Baby, we’ll be living in The Walking Dead,” Justin declares over the hard-hitting trap production, which infuses some folk-style musical elements. “‘Cause I got supplie-ie-ies/ Supplie-ie-ies/ I got you, I got/ supplie-ie-ies.”
While the song is the first we’ve heard that marries a bit of that “traditional American rock with modern influences” that he promised, I’m not quite sure it lives up to all the hype. It’s a bit of a doozer – and once you see the video, things don’t get any better.
Directed by Dave Meyers and co-starring Baby Driver star Eiza González, the socially-conscious and politically-charged visual opens with JT sitting in an empty penthouse staring at a wall of television screens. Flashing before him are images of police brutality, Black Lives Matter, Harvey Weinstein, the Time’s Up movement, President Trump, and more. In short: It’s a lame attempt at being political.
Sorry JT, not feeling this one. ONTO THE NEXT!