We’re not even a full week into 2018, but already, we’ve got our first big music release of the year: Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy.” And, if that wasn’t exciting enough, fans are now convinced the track features yet ANOTHER A-list celeb, and it’s one who just so happens to be rather close to JT himself.
The speculation comes from the end of the audio file (not featured in the video), when a female’s voice appears around the 4:27 mark. “Do you see me?” the mystery woman asks. “Can you find me? (Can you find me?) Look closer. Through the trees. Do you see it?”
Listeners were quick to place the unidentified speaker, with fingers pointing to none other than the pop star’s longtime love of Jessica Biel.
“Oh I see you, Jessica Biel!” one wrote, with many others coming to the same conclusion.
The theory would certainly fit with Timberlake’s video announcement of the single’s album Man of the Woods, in which he cited Biel as one of his inspirations for his new music. “This album is really inspired by my wife, my son, my family, but moreso than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from.”
She’s also pictured in the visual accompaniment for the announcement, along with an unidentified woman’s voice (perhaps also Biel’s?) which says, “It feels like mountains. Trees. Campfires. Like, Wild West, but now.”
While Timberlake nor Biel have yet to confirm or deny the news, the “Can’t Stop the Feeling” crooner DID reveal the RL secrets behind the futuristic robot that appears in his“Filthy” video. Posting a behind-the-scenes clip, which shows the musician hooked up to a computer, it appears the robot is actually performing a synced series of the musician’s own moves.
“Making of a robot,” he wrote.
As for the rest of his secrets, we’ll just have to wait and see if all is revealed in due time — After all, we’ve got three more singles to analyze before the album’s release on February 2!
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