Earlier this week Justin Timberlake announced he’d be releasing his first new song in more than three years. After teasing the track on Instagram yesterday, Timberlake has delivered the film clip for the vibrant pop number Can’t Stop The Feeling.
The track will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming DreamWorks animated film Trolls, also staring Timberlake. Inspired by the 80s toy, the film will also feature the vocal talents of Gwen Stefani, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, John Cleese and more.
As for the song itself, it’s pop dynamite. Produced by Max Martin – the man responsible for some of the biggest hits from the likes of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears – Can’t Stop The Feeling will have you dancing around your room and singing along with Timberlake’s smooth and soulful delivery. It’s a little more poppy than I’d like from a Timberlake, but the song has hit written all over it and the potential to be this year’s Happy. The film clip is also entertaining, with many of the films cast members filmed dancing and singing along to the track in various locations, ending with Timberlake and co clapping along in the recording studio.
While not likely to be included on Justin Timberlake’s rumoured fourth album, set to include production from Timbaland and Pharrell, it will keep fans happy in the meantime.