January 14, 2013 07:50 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Justin Timberlake recently announced the release of his first album since 2006, a decision that sparked quite the Twitter storm. Now, as a teaser for the upcoming album, the Punk’d alum has released a brand new single. It’s already climbing rapidly on the iTunes chart and we’re sure it’ll be a big hit!
He promised his fans that they’d get to hear a new single on January 13 — and Justin Timberlake keeps his promises! Dubbed Suit and Tie and featuring Jay-Z, the song marks a bit of a departure from the style fans have come to expect from Futuresex/Lovesounds. Some fans are complaining about the new sound, but we think it’s an indication that JT is evolving. And that’s very important for any musician hoping to remain relevant.
Justin also provided fans with a little background information, explaining, “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.”
We’re glad that Justin was able to enjoy himself! The celeb says he thinks the end result will be something worth listening to. “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.”
Ready to hear what Justin Timberlake’s been up to in the studio? We’ve posted his new single below. Check it out and then share your reaction in the comments section below!
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