Timbaland hints at a departure project with Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake and Timbaland have been working together since the former’s debut album Justified, but by the time FutureSex/LoveSounds dropped, it was clear that they were an inseparable creative force. The two reunited after a considerable hiatus for the one-two punch of The 20/20 Experience parts 1 and 2 in 2013, which found them in slightly more comfortable territory, but according to Timbo, they’re next project could be their boldest move yet.
Speaking with TMZ, Timbaland was acsked if he and JT are planning to “go country” based on the success of crossover hit “Drink You Away”. “We ARE country,” he replied. “He’s from Tennessee, I’m from Virginia. It’s only right that we try to tap into what we was raised in.”
“I gotta break country,” Tim continued, taking the question as something of a challenge. “I’m already posted up in Nashville, so that something I wanna do… I don’t discriminate no genres.”
As far as whether his experimentation with the genre could result in a whole album in the genre with Timberlake, Timbo suggested, “Now that you put it out there, why not?”
Watch the interview below.