Timberlake opened up about his new single "Selfish" and forthcoming album 'Everything I Thought It Was' during a conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1
Justin Timberlake apparently couldn't stop the feelings on his next project.
"I worked for a long time on this album and I ended up with 100 songs," Timberlake told the radio host, 50. "So narrowing them down to 18 was a thing."
The pop star opened up about how "excited" he is about his next project.
"I think every artist probably says this, but it is my best work," Timberlake said.
The "Mirrors" performer said that Everything I Thought It Was has "moments that are incredibly honest, but also, there's a lot of f---ing fun on this album."
Timberlake further elaborated saying that the title comes from how "some of the songs are more introspective and some of them are more what I think people know me for."
"I was able, on some of the songs, to look back at the past and have a real, not a refracted perspective of what it was because they always say ... you always hear that thing about, well, there's never any truth, there's just everybody's perspective of what happened," he said. "But to really look at it and be able to metabolize and verbalize my perspective on it, I don't think I've ever really done that before."
Timberlake also discussed returning to Saturday Night Live as a musical guest on Jan. 27.
"I flirted with the idea of, should I host or ask to host? And then I just thought, 'No, this album is really special to me in a different, different way,'" the 10-time Grammy winner said.
But Timberlake "also cannot imagine that I won't get pulled into a sketch or two."
"It's only natural. And I'm here for it," the five-time SNL host said.
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Timberlake dropped his new single "Selfish" — and its accompanying music video, directed by Bradley J. Calder — on Thursday.
The lead single of the album is a midtempo R&B ballad that recalls Timberlake's early work. Penned by by Louis Bell, Henry Walter, Theron Makiel Thomas and Amy Allen, the song — and accompanying — shows off the singer's vulnerable side.
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