Ahead of the release of his fifth studio album Man Of The Woods, Justin Timberlake has given us a little peek into the recording process.

“The album has a wide range of sonics to it,” he says at the clip’s beginning, “but I guess I would describe it as ‘modern Americana… with 808s.’” Then he chuckles, like this:

Justin Timberlake

He goes on to say that Man Of The Woods is a homage to “where [he] came from” (Timberlake grew up in Memphis, Tennessee – the home of Americana), but mixes in modern elements, creating a heritage/present-time fusion which he’s pretty visibly excited about.

He trades quips with Pharrell, does a bit of acoustic guitar finger-picking, mucks about on a grand piano, runs through the snow and wheat fields, and gives wife Jessica Biel a piggy-back.

Watch below, and pre-order Man Of The Woods now to go into JB’s extremely awesome competition (basically, you and a pal go to New York to see JT in concert).

Man Of The Woods is out February 2 via Sony.

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