It be a uncommon time to be Justin Timberlake. On the hand, his steady-released album, Man of the Woods, hit amount 1, and he performed song’s most coveted gig at the Mammoth Bowl – without incident, this time. He’s about to inch on what’s going to absolute self belief be a highly successful arena tour.
But a indubitably vocal online contingent has merely had sufficient of him: they mocked every second of his album roll-out, starting up with its trailer, which raised accusations of “pivoting to whiteness”; they wondered his professed commitment to females’s rights in the face of his very latest starring position in a Woody Allen film; they feel that he didn’t exhaust worthy responsibility for his 2004 Mammoth Bowl debacle with Janet Jackson; they most regularly’re no longer crazy about his style sense, either.
In the fresh episode of Rolling Stone Song Now, Workers Author Brittany Spanos and Contributing Editor Preserve Sheffield join Senior Author and host Brian Hiatt to keep in touch about all things Timberlake. To listen to your total dialogue, press play above or download and subscribe to Rolling Stone Song Now on iTunes or Spotify.
In the episode, our panelists ponder if, love his unbiased staunch friend Jimmy Fallon, Justin steady isn’t made for these politically charged events – and whether or no longer the similar charming blitheness that aided his ceaseless success is now working in opposition to him. Alongside the manner, Hiatt makes an attempt to defend “Can no longer Cease the Feeling!” which Sheffield calls “bland and manipulative and cynical,” while Spanos argues that it “sounds love anyone speeded up ‘Pleased’ and threw it in a trash can.”