Justin Timberlake describes MOTW as “modern Americana with 808s.”

Justin Timberlake shared a glimpse of the creation process behind Man of the Woods.

We’re only a couple weeks away from hearing JT’s new album in its entirety (Feb. 2), but after “Filthy” debuted, fans were confused with the direction the pop star was taking.

His woodsy imagery didn’t seem to connect with the unruly beats crafted by Timbaland, Danja and The Neptunes, but a new album trailer gives invaluable insight.

The clip offers a behind-the-scenes look at Timberlake working in the recording studio with Tim and Pharrell and features previews of never-before-heard songs, including “Higher, Higher,” “Supplies” and the album title track.

In his own words, Timberlake describes the record’s sound as “modern Americana with 808s.”

“It’s meant to be heard outside even more than inside,” he said.

“You talk about those southern guitars, and that sounds that feels like heritage,” JT continued. “That is me exercising my love for where I came from, but then you mix it with something modern… that’s just like where we are today. To me, if you can put those things together, that’s an equation for life.”

Check out the new MOTW teasers below:

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