Fitting with his erratic style of releasing new music every four to seven years, Justin Timberlake, pop music’s knight in funky armor, is back!
Thursday night he dropped his latest single and video, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” set to appear in the upcoming animated movie ‘Trolls’.
Continuing the tradition of animated movie-tied pop singles before it, such as Pharrell’s “Happy” and Shakira’s “Try Anything”, it’s a perfect sunny, feel-good summer anthem. With production from pop’s go-to hit-maker, Max Martin, who’s helped craft singles for hit-makers NSYNC and Taylor Swift, you know it’ll be stuck in your head very soon.
The video includes cameos from Trolls’ co-stars Gwen Stefani, Anna Kendrick and James Corden, who all cannot stop dancing and lip-synching to the light funk tune. According to Billboard, Timberlake will be be executive producing all the music for the film. It’s Timberlake’s first music release since 2013’s two-part The 20/20 Experience. The pop veteran knows exactly what he’s doing: He dropped the song right in the sweet spot when most of our past songs of the summer get released.
There’s likely a lot more music on the way. He recently shared photos of himself in the studio with Pharrell and Timbaland. Watch the full video for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” below.