Justin Timberlake unveils Suit and Tie
Justin Timberlake has unveiled his comeback single, 'Suit and Tie', produced by Timbaland and featuring a guest rap from Jay-Z
Justin Timberlake has unveiled his comeback single, 'Suit and Tie'.
The track - unveiled at midnight today (14.01.13) - is the first new music from Justin in over five years. The song, mid-paced R&B track, was produced by Timbaland and features a guest rap by Jay-Z.
Justin - who has been on hiatus from music to concentrate on his acting career - also announced his third album, which will be called 'The 20/20 Experience' and released later this year.
Justin, 31, wrote an open letter to his fans announcing 'Suit and Tie' and talking about his inspiration and the making of the album.
He wrote: "So, here goes: This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the 'grapevine,' I'm gearing up for a big 2013. Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC (sic).
"The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I've had in my career... Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process (sic).
"What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way. I'm calling it 'The 20/20 Experience', and it's coming out this year (sic)."
Justin has previously said he has only released two albums in the last decade as he is a perfectionist in the studio and is "obsessive" about how his tracks sound before he releases them.