Justin Timberlake: Suit And Tie Ft. Jay Z

Justin Timberlake recently announced that he was finally making a return to music and today, he released his first single, 'Suit & Tie'. Featuring Jay-Z and produced by Timbaland.

Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie

So the biggest news announced on all the social media platforms today was Justin Timberlake’s return to music. Everyone (including yours truly) was keeping an eye on his twitter account, and sure enough at 4pm (Australian time), he tweeted a link to the song everyone was waiting for.

I sent the tune to a few workmates around the office this afternoon, and the results were unanimous: they LOVED it. He’s back yo. And thank goodness too. Can you believe the last time he did anything music-wise was in 2006?! Before the iPhone existed! True story.

I admit, the first time I heard it, I felt like it was a slow build-up but once it picked up, I couldn’t resist that hook. And upon the second listen, I realised my workmate was right – JT is definitely hitting some higher notes than what he could before.

Featuring a thick and luxurious backing track from Timbaland and a slowed down verse from Jay Z, if ‘Suit & Tie’ is just a preview of what Timberlake is giving to us, then I’m definitely looking forward to what is in store for the album. “The 20/20 Experience” is due to be released later this year on RCA Records! Time to get excited! 🙂

Watch the official video below.

Along with the single, Timberlake also provided a little note:

An Open Letter to you (the fans):

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?

Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)

*Makes a serious face*

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.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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).

Justin