Most filmmakers don’t just stick to one art medium. Sometimes they extend their body of work by helming other media like TV episodes or miniseries, but on some occasions, they will direct music videos. Now, we don’t cover music videos much, if at all. But when famous directors like Mark Romanek collaborate with someone like Justin Timberlake, it tends to get some attention. The two have come out with a music video for “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Trolls. Timberlake is making his debut as a soundtrack producer for the film.
Check out the music video for the infectious “Can’t Stop The Feeling” below.
Romanek has directed videos for David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Madonna, and was recently behind the camera for Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Aside from directing music videos for those artists, he has also directed films like One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go.
Now if the song is as upbeat as the film itself, then fans should be in for a real treat. Trolls sounded absurd at first, with the film centering on the former figures of ’90s pop culture, but it does have some great talent backing it. In addition to Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, and Russell Brand lend their vocal talents to the upcoming animated film. The song sets the bar pretty high in terms of expectations, and if the film is able to exceed them, then you can probably expect to see sequels.
As for the music video itself, well it is bright and upbeat, and the song reminds me of Pharrell’s “Happy.” It has plenty of charm and is something someone would need if they wanted a pick-me-up or just a reason to dance. As you can see, the feeling isn’t just limited to certain people, everyone in it comes from all walks of life. Of course, when you first feel it, you can’t help but at least bob your head back and forth to the beat.
The video first appeared on Timberlake’s VEVO YouTube page.
20th Century Fox will release Trolls into theaters on November 4, 2016.