In case Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s masterful Golden Globes hosting skills weren’t enough to ensure you had a great Sunday night, Justin Timberlake also dropped his first single since 2006, a track called “Suit & Tie” that features Jay-Z and a heavy dose of JT’s signature falsetto.
Timberlake teased the comeback last week with a video on his countdown site in which he proclaimed, “I’m ready.” Now, the song is available for download on iTunes and to listen online, alongside an open letter penned by the singer/actor/entrepreneur himself:
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.
We’ll have to wait and see if the other tracks are as sartorially-focused as the first. Alexander Wang gets a shout-out from Jay in “Suit & Tie”, after all, and, as for Justin, he croons, “As long as I got my suit and tie/ I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight.”