Justin Timberlake and SZA team up for ‘The Other Side’ from 'Trolls World Tour'

It’s time for ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ 2.0.
February 27, 2020 10:37 a.m. EST
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Justin Timberlake is returning to the world of trolls and this time he’s bringing SZA along for the magical ride. The pair teamed up for the first time to release the feel-good single “The Other Side,” an instant bop that comes with a shiny new music video. Literally. There’s a lot of shine.Reminiscent of Timberlake’s 2002 music video for “Rock Your Body,” the visuals for “The Other Side” rely heavily on Timberlake and SZA’s dance skills as well as several costume changes by SZA. The pair look effortlessly cool as they move in front of a fisheye lens, dance down a sparkling hallway, sit on top of a disco ball and in SZA’s case, even take a tumble while performing in sky high platforms. That’s right, SZA even looks cool when she’s falling. Such a boss.
Timberlake shared his excitement over working with SZA, writing that he’s been a longtime fan of her as “…a singer, as a songwriter, as a performer, as an artist. When we started working on The Other Side, it was clear that her voice and vision were exactly what the song needed, and I’m HONORED to have collaborated with her on this. Hopefully more to come on some R&B SET THE MOOD RIGHT VIBE... I’m really proud of this one and the message it represents. Turn it it up, share it, and go tell SZA she’s a [unicorn emoji].”[video_embed id='-1']RELATED: Dance crew pays tribute to Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop The Feeling'[/video_embed]
Dreamworks released the first Trolls film in 2016 and grossed $346 million at the box office, scoring an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” The computer-animated film starred Timberlake alongside Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, and Gwen Stefani.Timberlake and SZA’s latest collaboration could spell radio and award show gold. In addition to Timberlake’s success with “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” SZA has also receiving some major soundtrack accolades. Her song “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar appeared on the 2018 soundtrack for Black Panther and earned a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, as well as nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 61st Grammy Awards.Timberland and SZA are in good company for the new soundtrack, which also features original songs from Anderson .Paak, Mary J. Blige, Rachel Bloom, Anthony Ramos, George Clinton, Sam Rockwell, and Kelly Clarkson, who also lend their voices to characters. Ozzy Osbourne, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, J Balvin, Icona Pop, and Kenan Thompson are also set to star. The new Trolls film will include the return of Stefani, Corden, Kendrick and Timberlake and follows the trolls as they try to reunite the six genres of music in troll-land before Bloom’s Barb, a hard rock troll, steals the six sacred guitar strings and eliminates all other types of music.
Trolls World Tour arrives in theatres on April 17 and the film’s soundtrack will be released on March 13.[video_embed id='-1']BEFORE YOU GO: Golden Retriever puppy is overly-excited to see her owner[/video_embed]

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