Man of The Woods Justin Timberlake hasn’t really done much to prove his countrified bona fides with his newest single Filthy. He teased a new, more authentic JT with his Welcome to Marlboro Country album promo but maybe what he was actually going for was more Westworld than The Revenant because now Justin’s proxy is a robot. A robot that’s hung like a Ken doll (so, anatomically correct) and has Robin Williams’ face.
Here’s the video.
It’s a robot.
Doing the robot.
A robot doing the robot.
Looks like we’ve reached peak meta for 2018 and it’s only January.
Frankly, this song is embarrassing. It’s impossible to tell if JT is being serious or cheeky but I can’t stand him yodeling about his meat (with a hard T, I can’t even). I tried really hard to figure out what the “filthy” aspect of this song is supposed to be. It sounds like he might be trying to channel Prince but referring to your junk as “beast” does not a Dirty Mind make.
Justin spends so much time reassuring the listener that while his haters will say he’s fake when he is, in “fact”, real, that you almost don’t notice he’s got the robot doing all the difficult dance moves while he lurks behind stage like Oz The Great and Powerful. Maybe he’s being ironic, maybe he has no clue. I can’t tell and I shouldn’t have to work this hard trying to decipher a dance groove. I’m really feeling that crowd of confused middle-aged future Asians. They were expecting the debut of a new V.R. phone and got a ballet dancing Lite-Bright. I was expecting a rugged, introspective adult contemporary jam and got a Steve Jobs cos-player remotely conducting a third rate remake of Paula Abdul’s Cold Hearted Snake video.