But that's not all.
For Timberlake, "personal" usually means something akin to using a Britney Spears lookalike in a video and implying she stepped out on him, so how this new style will pan out for the pop singer is anyone's guess.
As we await the arrival of the first track on Friday and the rest of the album on February 4, just two days before Timberlake's Super Bowl LII halftime performance, we put together a wish list of what we'd like to see from the superstar's fifth record.
The Boston Globe reports that Justin and James hung out together on New Year's Eve at the same event in Big Sky, Montana.
The album is due February 2.
Man of the Woods will be Timberlake's follow-up to The 20/20 Experience, which was released in 2013. "But more so than any album I've ever written, where I'm from". In a 2016 interview with the BBC, Timberlake declined to describe it as a country album but acknowledged the influence.
He last sang on the Super Bowl stage in 2004, during Janet Jackson's infamous performance.