Justin Timberlake released his new single, “Suit and Tie,” on January 13, which also features rapper Jay-Z.
“Suit & Tie,” a highly anticipated track, was released late Sunday night, a few days after Timberlake teased his big musical comeback a video on his website that showed him walking into a studio, putting on headphones and saying: “I’m ready.”
The new song begins with a slow-drawl intro and soon kicks into a funky fast-paced beat and the first verse, which has Timberlake’s falsetto on full display, MTV reports.
As teased in his lead-up tweets, in the chorus, the singer coos, “As long as I got my suit and tie/ I’mma leave it all on the floor tonight.”
After the first two verses, Timberlake instructs, “Get out your seat, Hov,” giving way to Jay to perform his verse and a dragged-out beat.
The released song appears to be a promising trailer for a forthcoming full CD from J.T which comes 6 years after his previous one. On his web site, Timberlake revealed to his fans what led him to finally cut some new music.
“I hope this gets to you the right way,” he wrote. “It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it? Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)”
He went on, adding: 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.”
“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. 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,” Timberlake added.
The new song was created in the singer’s cooperation with Timbaland, who produced much of the Grammy-winning “FutureSex/LoveSounds.”
“I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it,” he wrote. “That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!! Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me),” Timberlake promised in his op-ed.