Updated: Mar 10, 2020
Justin Timberlake and SZA released the first official single and music video titled "The Other Side," from the upcoming "Trolls World Tour" movie and it's a bop.
The single debuted Wednesday and it's channeling the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" meets Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) meets TLC's "No Scrubs" music videos with its futuristic aesthetic and fish-eye lens vibes.The video starts with SZA in a glittery silver bodysuit squatting alongside Timberlake, who is rocking an all-black ensemble, as they both sing into a fish-eye lens.Timberlake dances, giving us a signature move out of Jackson's playbook as SZA twirls on a glittery object floating in the middle of a black abyss.
The "All the Stars" artist goes through multiple outfit changes including a matching purple skirt and top and black-and-white sequined shorts and a blazer.
The upbeat song clearly can't stop others from getting up and busting a couple moves, as background dancers (also dressed in futuristic-themed clothing and hairstyles) join the singing duo.There are backflips, body rolls and booty bumps. SZA even does a headstand.
"It has been such a fun process writing and executive producing for this project,” Timberlake said in a statement released by RCA Records.. “Being able to bring together different creatives from various disciplines and genres has been the most rewarding part.”
Aside from writing hits for "Trolls World Tour," Timberlake also stars in the animated film, alongside notable stars like Anna Kendrick, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson. The film follows a group of trolls who look to unite the land through music.
Watch the music video down below.