The clip has been directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video).
Co-written and produced by Timbaland and Danja, Filthy is a bedroom-ready slow jam as its title suggests, punctuated by squalling, metallic synth warps and a thick, gloppy bass line. Not only is he slated to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but he recently announced his new album, Man of the Woods.
"This is a song called Filthy by Justin Timberlake". It's quite a change from the urban, white-shirt, black-tie look we know from his "FUTURESEX/LOVESOUND" days. He worked with his frequent collaborators Timbaland and Pharrell (via The Neptunes) on the album, in addition to Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton.