Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy” is NOT Country and If It’s Inspired By His Family, We Need to Hear More About It

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Justin Timberlake never said Man of the Woods was a country album, he did say it was inspired by where he’s from, his family and his journey. The first single off the album, “Filthy” doesn’t seem to be any of those things– Memphis, familial or historical, but it’s all kinds of catchy.


“Filthy” is basically 4 minutes of chorus, bridge and verse, but the funky vibe will have you groovin’, much like JT’s robot in the video for the tune.

The video is set in 2028 and gives us JT as a Steve Jobs type of persona. As he watched his invention come to life, the lines become blurred between inventor and invention.


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Though “Filthy” could’ve been inspired by his son Silas after a meal of spaghetti, it’s unlikely. More likely, it’s inspired by the robot in the video doing all kinds of nasty things as JT watches.


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As the lyrics suggest, JT has his swagger back, but we’re pretty sure it wasn’t gone to begin with.

Haters gon’ say it’s fake
So real
All my haters gon’ say it’s fake
I guess I got my swagger back

[Chorus]
I said, put your filthy hands all over me
And no, this ain’t the clean version
And what you gonna do with all that meat?
Cookin’ up a mean servin’