Justin Timberlake has just released the second single off his upcoming album Man of the Woods, titled “Supplies”; the track is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams.
From hearing this and the first single “Filthy,” along with watching the videos that accompany the tracks, it seems that Justin is obsessed with futuristic ideas. His songs of late appear to talk about love and often incorporate “futuristic” elements, from the song titles, to the lyrics and/or visual aspects conveyed in his videos. Previous to his new material he released “FutureSex/LoveSounds” and “The 20/20 Experience” that had similar themes.
If we look beyond the surface of the song “Supplies” and relate the lyrics to the visuals we might assume that Justin is talking about the demise of society and the notion that we are heading for “doom and gloom”. At the beginning of the video we see a shot of him watching the news and the words “racism” and “me too” appears to flash on the screen, along with other worldly injustices. There’s also a scene in the video where a crowd of people are worshiping a pyramid, which many associate with Illuminati symbolism, which he later sets ablaze, and walks away while everyone else is still worshiping it. At the end of the video he is implying that those who are asleep need to “wake up”. So essentially, Justin is saying that he is awake to the reality that many fail to see — at least that’s what I make of it!
I’ll be the light when you can’t see
I’ll be the wood when you need heat
I’ll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity
Some shit’s ’bout to go down
I’ll be the one with the level head
The world can end now
Baby, we’ll be living in The Walking Dead
‘Cause I got supplie-ie-ies
I got you, I got supplie-ie-ies