|Directed by||:||James Foley||Produced by||:||Michael De Luca, E. L. James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi||Based on||:||Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James||Starring||:||Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden||Production company||:||Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions||Distributed by||:||Universal Pictures|
Liam Payne and Rita Ora’s For You: a Fifty Shades Freed track that's hotter than the film
Liam Payne has found himself on a good song for the first time since Steal My Girl, although why he’s got top billing above Rita “Thanklessly-Doing-All-The-Work-Only-For-A-Man-To-Get-All-The-Credit-As-Usual” Ora on this tempestuous Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack cut is baffling, given he does one verse and Ora does the rest. For You is sweeping, surprising, romantic and brilliant; nothing like the film, then.
Justin Timberlake is back, and that long read about sex robots he bookmarked six months ago has really stayed with him. Despite an early teaser video that was basically a folksy advert for beard oil, Filthy is a funk clatter with a video featuring a Timberlake-controlled robot grinding on a bunch of women. A crushing great rock riff tries to play nice with the dumpy post-dubstep of the verses while the “future pop production” sort of works in a way that the sheer cringe of Timberlake’s lyrics don’t at all; he shoots for “daddy” but lands at “daaa-aaaad”.
This extremely 90s new jack swing remix of 24K Magic’s penultimate song is so much fun you might as well hire yourself a bouncy castle for the weekend, stick Finesse on repeat and have done. This could be the moment your mum learns about Cardi B, given that she makes it through without any swears, and any wedding DJ worth their salt will have this on rotation from here on in.