Justin Timberlake is lining up some big-name collaborations.
It’s been a year-and-a-half since his last album, but the singer is back in the studio cooking up some heat. During an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” JT revealed that he has collaborated with Meek Mill, SZA, and Lizzo.
“I just called my publishers and I said, ‘I just wanna work with young, fresh people, and I want to collaborate more,’” he said. “I’ve been songwriting and producing for so long, I wanna experience that energy and I wanna work with people that I think are truly amazing and Lizzo came by.”
He met the “Truth Hurts” rapper at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in June. “I was like, ‘I’m such a fan. If you ever wanna write…’ I think she thought I was lying, but we got in and we got a couple of ideas and I don’t know when they’re gonna come out, but they’re pretty good.”
So what can fans expect from their collabo? “It’s flames. It is so good. I’m so excited about it,” said Timberlake, who shared footage from their studio sessions on social media.
He’s also been in the lab with SZA and Meek Mill. “I’m having these experiences that are fueling me in such a different way,” he said. “I think it was really birthed out of what can I do right now to just be a part of my community and integrate.”
SZA previously spoke about connecting with the “Cry Me a River” singer. “Before I was like, ‘What the f**k am I doing in the studio with Justin Timberlake right now? This is crazy,’” she told Kerwin Frost. “But when I heard his music and we started singing together… It’s like, ‘Oh, we speak the same language. The same frequency.’ Our ears speak the same language. I understood where he was going before he could finish a run.”