Justin Timberlake paid an unexpected tribute to his son with new album
This is so cute.
Justin Timberlake has revealed his upcoming studio album, Man of the Woods, was named after his toddler son.
The pop star and his wife, Jessica Biel, welcomed a son named Silas Randall in 2015.
And while he's admitted that his new album was influenced by his life with the actress and their son, it turns out the album itself was actually named for the little boy.
Justin told Beats 1's Zane Lowe that he had been talking to N.E.R.D's Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams about his new music when the topic switched to parenthood.
The singer explained:
“I named [Silas] after my grandfather and my great-grandfather. My parents divorced when I was young, my grandfather was very much a father figure to me.
“But obviously, from two generations removed, just tough as nails, and like, ‘I don’t need to go to the doctor.'
“And I’m like, ‘I need my ENT,’ you know."
And when he was asked by the Happy hitmaker what the name Silas meant, Justin said he had to admit he didn't know.
“I literally just went on Google [and searched] ‘the meaning of the name Silas.
“It sent me to this site and it said of Latin origin meaning ‘man of the woods.’
“We were having all these discussions and [Pharrell] goes, ‘Man, you know what, that’s a really really good name for a song.’ And I was like, ‘That’s a really good name for an album.’
” ‘Man of the Woods,’ the title track, was the first song we wrote for this album and the whole thing just took flight from there.
The Supplies hitmaker added that he feels his next album - his first since 2013's The 20/20 Experience - will end up showing how he's matured since he became a dad.
“I talk about everything before Man of the Woods is aspiration and then Man of the Woods really is inspiration because when you have kids, all of a sudden you’re faced with your own childhood, good and bad.
“And, ‘Am I going to completely mess this kid up?’
"I feel like the success of parenthood is feeling like I failed all day today, but I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again … and hopefully they turn out to be a good human being.”