Less than three days after Justin Timberlake said, "I think I'm ready to go back into the recording studio," via a much mocked video announcement, his first single in more than seven years has dropped.
Suit and Tie featuring Jay-Z just hit iTunes and relies on that classic JT sound. Yes, it would appear that all that time making movies hasn't dissuaded him from trying to remove the world's proverbial panties with his sensual falsetto. Complaints? Didn't think so.
In an open letter to his fans, he writes: "I hope this gets to you the right way. 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?"
Timberlake, 31, reveals that he's been "quietly" recording since June and his upcoming album titled The 20/20 Experience, to be released later this year, has a big blues influence. "The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it," he writes. "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."
Give Suit and Tie a spin by clicking here and see if it's worth dropping $1.29.