Justin Timberlake Returns To His Music Roots, Directs FreeSole Video
Justin Timberlake has always had his own special brand of blue-eyed soul but for his return to the music business, the former N’Sync member is hoping to strengthen his swag and street cred by keeping his hoodies on and hats low.
After 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds, JT basically disappeared from the music charts, switching his focus to movies like Alpha Dog, The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends With Benefits, and the upcoming film In Time, and although he impressed the masses with his acting chops, many were left wondering if the 30-year-old actor would ever return to his music roots. Well, he may not be singing just yet but he has inched closer to a “musical comeback” by directing and appearing in the new FreeSol video for the song “Hoodies On, Hats Low.” Justin debuted the video this week by tweeting a link to his 5.6 million followers saying, “New music… if you like it pass it along.”
But Justin has done more than just tweet for FreeSole, he actually signed the Memphis based hip-hop group to his record company Tenman back in 2006. The video is, not surprisingly, also shot in Memphis, Tennessee, paying homage to Justin’s hometown. The video follows the group as the chill and walk around the streets of Memphis, uploading viral videos and, of course, working on their air-drum solos.
FreeSol’s debut album, No Rules, is slated for release later this year and, of course, Mr. Timberlake is one of the LP’s chief producers. That is just Justin, afterall.
Are you happy that JT allowed FreeSole to introduce themselves?