Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods album marks yet another style change in the former NSYNC member's musical evolution. His fans got a taste when he released a preview of his fifth solo studio album last month. But at midnight, Feb. 2, Timberlake treated fans to both an album drop and the music video for "Man of the Woods," starring Timberlake's wife, Jessica Biel.
The Man of the Woods album already has JT fans calling it a masterpiece (a far cry from the lukewarm response to "Filthy," the album's first track he previewed last month). People are also gushing throughout Twitterverse over the unexpected appearance of Timberlake's actress wife in his new music video.
Paul Hunter, a longtime Timberlake collaborator, directed the video for "Man of the Woods," the album's title track. Hunter previously directed the music videos for "My Love" by Timberlake featuring T.I., plus Timberlake's other singles "Señorita" and "I'm Lovin' It."
For "Man of the Woods," Timberlake tries lumbersexual on for size as he embraces a woodsy, outdoorsy theme. Viewers get to watch the artist make his way jauntily across a log bridge and swing from a treehouse before a surprise scene. In the scene, Timberlake dances adoringly with Biel in a log cabin.
The couple's appearance complements Biel's spoken word verse in "Hers (Interlude)" — the 10th track off Man of the Woods. If you haven't listened to "Hers (Interlude)" yet, you might need to grab some tissues because listeners are calling it a heart melter.
Plenty of people were also smitten with the touching dance scene in the "Man of the Woods" music video.
In fact, some people were calling it their favorite part in the music video.
Or their favorite part of the year so far.
As of Feb. 2, Timberlake and Biel seem to have hit a new high in #CouplesGoals.
Timberlake and Biel were also reportedly slow dancing at the Man of the Woods album listening party. A witness told Us Weekly: “Jessica had her arms wrapped around him and he was whispering in her ear. They kissed and their heads were very close together. There was a lot of nuzzling.”
The couple has been together for 11 years and married for five. Timberlake and Biel met through mutual friends in 2007. Timberlake, who was fresh off a breakup with Cameron Diaz, said he had to be "pretty persistent" to get Biel to go out with him.
Earlier this week Biel wished her husband a happy birthday on Instagram with these glowing words:
A picture says a thousand words. And thank goodness because there aren't enough to express ALL the aspects of my love and respect for you.
Here's to a spectacular year ahead. I'm so proud of all you've accomplished and all that is ahead for you. plus you're a super hot dad. A ninja dad. A kiddie teeth brushing, Jedi sleep mind tricking, intimidating dad voice disciplining SUPER HOT DAD. I love you, you hot dad.. I'm here, right by your side, OG fan girl #1. Happy birthday, my beloved. Now go crush it this weekend at SB LII.
According to Timberlake, the key to his marriage is to keep dating, although busy lives and kids means an extra effort in scheduling.
Biel made her first claim to fame for her breakout role in the television series 7th Heaven. The actress recently received her first Golden Globe nomination after being named in the best actress in a miniseries category for her starring role in The Sinner.
Timberlake is getting ready to perform this Sunday at the halftime show at Super Bowl LII. It will be his second Super Bowl performance after he controversially caused Janet Jackson to have a nip slip in 2004. After Super Bowl LII, Timberlake is set to go on the national Man of the Woods tour.