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We Had To 'Say Something' About Justin Timberlake And Chris Stapleton's Epic Collaboration

Two guitars, one take.

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Justin Timberlake is finally giving fans a taste of the "man of the woods" persona he teased as part of his upcoming album of the same name. Although previous releases "Filthy" and "Supplies" have featured the pop star as we're used to seeing him — with the dance moves to match — his new collaboration with country star Chris Stapleton, "Say Something," strips things back a bit more.

As Rolling Stone points out, this isn't the first time Timberlake and Stapleton have collaborated. In 2015, they performed a mash-up of their songs "Drink You Away" and "Tennessee Whiskey" at the CMAs. They later appeared together at the 2017 Pilgrimage Festival near Nashville.


Timberlake teased their new project on social media this week, and it was definitely worth the wait. "Say Something" is likely to get stuck in your head on the first listen, and we have a feeling you won't be mad about it. In the accompanying video, the two singers combine their voices — and their guitars — as they ride elevators, and walk up and down staircases in an old building.

"Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have," the singers repeat throughout the song, later adding, "Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all."

As they move around the vast space, they encounter band members and, eventually, a chorus of voices to accompany them. To make things even cooler, the entire video was shot in one take.

Check out the full video below:


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