Timbaland, Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake’s ‘Keep Going Up’: Stream – Billboard
Written by GRB on 01/09/2023
If you see them in the club, they’ll be acting real nice — because they just reunited for a new collaboration.
That’s right, 16 years after Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado unveiled their Billboard Hot 100 chart topper “Give It to Me” in 2007, the trio came together on Friday (Sept. 1) for their newest team-up, “Keep Going Up!”
Leading up to the release, Tim posted a teaser video for “Keep Going Up!,” which he captioned “WE BACK,” alongside peeking eyes and exploding head emojis. “Da king has returned!” The tease came a month after his Instagram post in which he and Timberlake hopped on a FaceTime call with Furtado while the pair worked on Tim’s upcoming sixth studio album.
“[Timbaland and Timberlake] had thought it out quite a lot,” Furtado previously told Billboard of working with her longtime musical collaborators. “What’s great about them is they’re like, ‘We want you to do your thing. We want you to lead the ship in that direction.’ Then they had some great music and parts together. If the three of us are on a song, then we’re all equals, and that’s a really good feeling.”
All three artists have released new music so far this year, with Timbaland teaming up with BIA in March on “I’m That B—-,” Furtado dropping the Dom Dolla-assissted “Eat Your Man” in June and Timberlake guesting on a remix of Coco Jones’ “ICU” in July.
Listen to “Keep Going Up!” below.