justintimberlake Gotta give Memphis a moment here. It’s my hometown, but it’s also a big part of music history and American history. @StaxMuseum is home to the greatest hits of Otis Redding — it’s also, sadly, where we lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Felt fitting to celebrate this new administration here. Our song BETTER DAYS is out now... with a special version including a message by Gospel Legend @KirkFranklin . Link in my bio (and stories) to get it.
justintimberlake Special thanks again to the students and alumni of @staxmusicacademy for being part of the inaugural performance last night. I’ve been working with the students here for years now, and they never cease to amaze. Loved every second of being here, singing with you guys in our hometown for such a big night. 🙏🏻 @antclemons@bideninaugural@staxmuseum
justintimberlake Today we all watched @joebiden and @kamalaharris take office — and make history. Tonight, @antclemons and I are deeply honored to perform our new song, BETTER DAYS, as a celebration of everything this administration represents... as well as a reminder to keep our eyes on the road ahead. We have a lot of work to do, but I’m feeling very hopeful for this country right now. A huge thank you to my friends, students and alumni at @staxmusicacademy for performing with us on your grounds in our hometown of Memphis. This is a very special place to me, because it exists to nurture the next generation of great soul communicators. And if we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that this new generation of voices is powerful and crucial to creating much needed change. I hope you all enjoy the performance, and I hope, more than anything, that this song brings a little bit of joy as we move forward. 🙏🏻
justintimberlake What a day. As we celebrate a new administration, and our first Madam Vice President — we also celebrate ALL the women who paved the way for us. Coincidentally, it’s my mom’s 60th today. Send her some love! I am forever grateful for your constant support (and your cinnamon sugar toast) @lynnharless . Happy birthday, I love you! 🙏🏻
justintimberlake Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today — and thinking about the message he would have for this country right now, as we countdown to a new administration.
While he spoke about peace and progress - he also talked about responsibility, allyship... and beyond that, real partnership. “Constructive social change will bring certain tranquility: evasions will merely encourage turmoil. [The Black community] holds only one key to the double lock of peaceful change. The other is in the hands of the white community.”
We all need to do our part to continue working towards the change that #MLK fought for and was killed for. Because, as he said... there is no other answer.
justintimberlake A few months ago, during lockdown, @antclemons and I wrote a song together called BETTER DAYS. (I actually recorded my final vocals for this song on election night...) ⠀
This past year brought a lot of frustration, grief, anger — and there were times when it was easy to feel powerless. This song was our way of doing what little we could to encourage everyone to stay hopeful... and keep working towards a better, more equal future. ⠀
I’m very honored to announce we will be performing this song on January 20th for the Presidential Inauguration. We have a long way to go to fix, undo, and rebuild this country... but I hope now, despite the past four years, we are on our way. #Inauguration2021
justintimberlake This man was always so kind to me. He had the best stories about legendary moments in @dodgers baseball history and the best stories about life. He had the type of personality that could light up a room — and when he spoke, you could hear a pin drop... A true 1 of 1. My stepdad, Paul was always a big fan and on one of his birthdays my good friend @boyfromnewyorkcity helped me surprise him with a dinner with Mr. Lasorda (he insisted I call him Tommy. I still always called him Mr. Lasorda). He shows up at my apartment in NYC and told my stepdad (who was awestruck) all the stories behind their legendary wins and losses, and his amazing career. He stayed far longer than I could ever have asked for and was so happy to be there and put a Cheshire Cat smile on my stepdad’s face. This, maybe the most, spoke to his heart and character because I’ve heard so many stories like my own about his generosity and humility. ⠀
This pic is from backstage at SNL on one of the weeks I was hosting. He wanted to come and see me rehearse and in my element and I was truly honored.⠀
A real legend and one hell of a man.⠀
I feel lucky to have shared time with you Mr. “Tommy” Lasorda. I’m sure you’re already raising a little bit of hell up there...⠀
justintimberlake Tonight @antclemons and I performed our new song “Better Days” for @staceyabrams ’ Rock The Runoff virtual concert in support of @fairfightaction . We wrote the song together during the lockdown as a reaction to the frustrations and challenges we’ve all been hit with this year... but also as a reminder to stay hopeful and continue working toward a better future. All proceeds from tonight’s event went towards Fair Fight’s incredible work to fight voter suppression and ensure every Georgian can be a part of the January 5 runoff election. This state election is gonna play a crucial role in moving our country forward - and we are not helpless in this fight.
To get involved or get more info — go to fairfight.com (link in my bio), and encourage your friends in Georgia to turn out for this election 🙏🏻 #BETTERDAYS