Justin Timberlake’s New Album Is “Really Inspired” by His Wife Jessica Biel and Their Family

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An album is coming. Ahead of his Super Bowl 2018 halftime show performance, Justin Timberlake announced Tuesday, January 2, that he will be releasing his fifth solo studio album—and this particular record pays homage to his wife, Jessica Biel, and their family.

The 10-time Grammy winner, 36, posted a promo clip teasing his upcoming work, which includes a smattering of woodsy visuals, appropriate for the title of his album: Man of the Woods.

“This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family,” Timberlake muses in the clip. “But more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from and it’s personal.” In the video, the artist wanders snow-covered, barren and earthy lands while a melancholy and moody tune is previewed in the background. Biel makes an appearance—and a sweet one while we’re on the topic—along with the couple’s little son Silas, who is held by his father.


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Pharrell Williams delivers the most exciting (and chilling) statement of all in the brief snippet. “That is a smash,” he announces in the studio.

Man of the Woods will be released on February 2, just two days before Timberlake takes to the stage for the massive sporting event. (The 20/20 Experience hitmaker last performed at the halftime show in 2004.)

“It’s going to be good,” Biel previously said in November in support of her husband. “I guess I could be a little bit biased, but I think he puts on the best show of anybody. I’m just excited for him to have a really incredible place to perform and play some great stuff.”

Watch the promo above.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
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