Justin Timberlake suits up with new single, album
January 14th, 2013
11:12 AM ET

Justin Timberlake suits up with new single, album

As he hinted last week, Justin Timberlake has indeed delivered a new single via his website.

Called "Suit & Tie," the song also features Jay-Z, who shares writing credits with Timberlake, Timbaland, Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon and James Flauntleroy.

Produced by Timberlake, Timbaland and J-Roc, "Suit & Tie" is also the first single from Timberlake's first album in almost seven years, which he's calling "The 20/20 Experience."

That record is scheduled to drop sometime this year, and the single's currently available for purchase on iTunes for the next 24 hours. It's also streaming on the new MySpace and can be heard on his website.

In an open letter to fans, Timberlake said he's preparing for big things in 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 31-year-old said. "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."

The result was that he developed something he "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 hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it."

The New York Times called it a "dapper new single," while Billboard billed it as "a sleek, wholly assured dance number with several start-stop components arranged in a way that's reminiscent of the first 'Justified' single," referencing "Like I Love You" from Timberlake's first solo album.

If you haven't heard "Suit & Tie" yet, take a listen - what do you think?

Filed under: Justin Timberlake • Music

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    October 23, 2013 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Sounds like someone taking a dump in my ear.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Twins are fine...

    thanks for asking.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. He's a bad boy and i love that...

    spot on 2 you.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The 2 for you

    luv that justin.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lizchicago

    Glad he's finally going back to music, movies were definitely not his thing.

    January 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Justin

    voice is still sounds the same and he's really musically talented.

    January 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I'd love to throw some of my stink nuggets into his mouth while he's trying to sing.

    January 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mzy

    oh now justin-dont hide in the bathroom the rest of the afternoon...l luvs ya

    January 15, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alpert

    Wish I coulda made some bread off this cat...

    January 15, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. Richard

    Still singing like a soprano, songs only fit for the senses of 12 year old girls I guess.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. sue

    Fantastic....love everything he does!!

    January 15, 2013 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Alvarez

    Very exciting news. I'd pay big bucks to watch him not sing, but instead to place stink nuggets in his nostrils.

    January 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Debbie

    Love it.

    January 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hallelujah!

    I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear the rest of it!!!!

    January 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. yummy!

    come here my pet...

    January 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jodie

    Yowza baby. I'm hot for chick a deeees.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  18. Hollywood

    A very talented young man.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  19. Terrie

    I think he might be like Jodie Foster. Isn't he a lesbean maybe?

    January 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |

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