Justin Timberlake teases solo music for first time in almost six years

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Justin Timberlake has given fans a taste of new music as a solo artist for the first time in almost six years.

The 42-year-old American singer teased the new song “Selfish” which accompanied an Instagram Reel of him rehearsing at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee, where he played an intimate show on Friday evening.

The short video entitled One Night Only shows Timberlake before the show wandering around the venue, microphone in hand.

In videos taken of the event, Timberlake can be heard telling the crowd: “New music? Well, we didn’t get dressed up for nothing did we? All right, let’s do it. This is called Selfish.”

After the performance, Timberlake posted another clip to his Instagram page captioned “Justin Timberlake Presents: Everything I Thought It Was”.

This is rumoured to be the title of a new album where the singer stares into a distant sunset with his back to the camera while Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro narrates: “Ah there’s Justin. Why won’t he turn around. What the **** is he staring at?”

His last album, Man Of The Woods featuring hits like Say Something and Morning Light, was released almost six years ago in February 2018.

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Since then he has featured on the 2021 song Innocent with Justine Skye and 2022 track Stay With Me alongside Calvin Harris, Halsey and Pharrell Williams.

In 2023, the singer released his first song in more than 20 years with NSYNC called Better Place when they reunited for the film Trolls Band Together.

According to the Official Charts Company, Timberlake has four chart-topping UK singles with SexyBack (2006), Give It To Me with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado (2007), 4 Minutes with Madonna (2008) and Mirrors (2013).

He has also had three number one UK albums with Justified (2002), FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) and The 20/20 Experience (2013).

Timberlake is also an accomplished actor, notably starring in the films In Time and Friends With Benefits.

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