Justin Timberlake could also be a Man of the Woods, however on Tremendous Bowl Sunday, he is gonna be the person of the halftime present!
The “Provides” singer is bringing his act to Tremendous Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Feb. four, leaving many to invest what JT could have up his sleeve for his second activate one of many greatest phases an artist can have. Along with his upcoming album due out Feb. 2 (simply in time for the large recreation), although, there are some clues we will glean as to what to anticipate.
First, as seen in his latest music video, which kicks off with the 36-year-old singer watching TVs that depict, amongst different issues, protests over the Freddie Grey killing, immigration, in addition to disgraced Hollywood figures like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, Timberlake is influenced by the political local weather of the second. This season, numerous gamers have adopted Colin Kaepernick’s lead in protesting inequality and police brutality through the Nationwide Anthem, and the NFL has discovered itself wrapped up within the social justice debate greater than ever earlier than. And whereas it might not be as charged or impactful as Beyonce’s efficiency throughout Coldplay’s halftime present in Tremendous Bowl 50, do not be stunned if Timberlake a minimum of touches on comparable themes for his present.
Second, with Timberlake filling 13 minutes of stage time, longtime followers of the singer can definitely sit up for a stroll down Timberlane, with a number of hits off of FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justified and The 20/20 Expertise nearly definitely on the setlist.
And eventually, 14 years faraway from probably the most memorable wardrobe malfunction of all-time, count on Timberlake to meticulously stick with the script, making an attempt to keep away from any FCC-triggering controversy.
Timberlake just lately addressed his flub throughout his efficiency with Janet Jackson on the 2004 Tremendous Bowl, whereas explaining what he took from the incident that informs how he’ll do issues this time round.
“It is simply a kind of issues the place you go like, ‘Yeah, it [happened],'” Timberlake mentioned of the efficiency. “What would you like me to say? Like, we’re by no means going to do this once more.”
“I stumbled by it, to be fairly sincere,” he admitted. “I had my wires crossed, and it is simply one thing that you need to look again on and go, like, ‘OK, properly, you recognize, you’ll be able to’t change what’s occurred,’ however you’ll be able to transfer ahead and study from it.”
The Tremendous Bowl will air reside from Minneapolis’ U.S. Financial institution Stadium on Sunday Feb. four tentatively at 6:30 p.m. ET.