Hear ‘Say Something’, Chris Stapleton’s Collaboration With Justin Timberlake
Ahead of the release of his new album, Man of the Woods, Justin Timberlake has unveiled "Say Something," a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. Readers can press play above to hear the song, and see its newly unveiled music video.
Directed by La Blogothèque and Arturo Perez Jr., Timberlake and Stapleton's "Say Something" music video appears to have been filmed in a single take, in an ornate brick building, full of intricate ironwork.
"Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have," Timberlake and Stapleton sing in "Say Something." "Sometimes the greatest way to say something / Is to say nothing at all."
Man of the Woods is due out on Feb. 2 and will feature, in addition to Stapleton, the Neptunes, Timbaland and Alicia Keys. According to a press release, Man of the Woods "explores storytelling inspired by [Timberlake's] son, his wife, and his personal journey from Memphis to where he is today."
A Tennessee native, Timberlake has flirted with the country genre in previous years: Even before his "we're-not-worthy"-level performance with Stapleton during the 2015 CMA Awards, Timberlake had, in late 2014, invited Garth Brooks to sing "Friends in Low Places" during one of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour, teamed up with the Civil Wars' Joy Williams and hung out with Hank Williams Jr. Shortly after his CMAs moment with Stapleton, Timberlake released his song "Drink You Away" to country radio, and earned a country chart spot.
More recently, Timberlake appeared on Little Big Town's genre-bending Wanderlust album in 2016. In 2017, at September's Pilgrimage Festival -- of which Timberlake is a part-owner -- the pop star and Stapleton, along with Stapleton's wife Morgane, reunited for a performance of a few different songs during Timberlake's headlining set.
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