And now, it’s time to discuss his much teased collaboration Country singer Chris Stapleton “Say Something,” the third promotional single off the forthcoming LP due out on February 2, followed by J.T‘s Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 4.
Whereas both “Filthy” and “Supplies” felt like they’d be right at home with anything off of FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience, the acoustic guitar-laden track sees Justin leaning much deeper into his Memphis roots as he trades soulful verses with Chris. “No I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no/ Caught up in the rhythm of it,” Justin and Chris repeat on the choir-assisted hook. “Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have).”
The song combined with the visual very much gives off this preachy, spiritual exploration vibe throughout – but I’m not quite sure it stands out as anything to rave about. It’s a solid album cut if anything. I’m left wanting more once again, sorry J.T.