With his fifth studio album the preeminent pop sensation Justin Timberlake has leaned heavily into the Tennessee Kids side of his life.
This new record comes after a five year hiatus and has him exploring a vastly different musical style. Man Of The Woods aptly employs a bunch of country, soul, disco, funk and gospel elements alongside Timberlake’s trademark 808s.
Unfortunately by attempting to explore such vastly different styles the record is somewhat disjointed and often relegates Timberlake’s vocals to the background, which is a great shame for one of pops most iconic names.
Whilst the single Montana is a standout breezy, country, soul affair more often than not the record fails to progress the pop genre into new exciting territory.