Justin Timberlake continued to tease “Filthy,” the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album, on Thursday with a brief clip from the song’s music video — and he seems to have taken influence from one of the most iconic American innovators.
The 16-second snippet depicts Timberlake in a Steve Jobs-esque ensemble of dark pants and a turtleneck as he jogs onto a stage before an applauding theater audience. “The dance-heavy video features Timberlake as a modern-day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world,” explains a press release.
Posted to Twitter with the text “…so real,” the clip was directed by Mark Romanek, who has helmed music videos for Taylor Swift, JAY-Z, U2, and more.
Fans won’t have to wait long to catch the pop star’s follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in full. After announcing Man of the Woods on Tuesday, Timberlake promised on Wednesday that “Filthy” and its accompanying music will drop Friday at midnight Eastern time.
Until its arrival, check out the tease for “Filthy” above.