One Track Sunday: Justin Timberlake Drops Suit & Tie Featuring Jay-Z
January has been a big month for music in general, but also for comebacks of different sorts. Andre 3000 and Big Boi sort-of had an Outkast reunion on a recent Frank Ocean remix, Destiny’s Child is back--at least for a Super Bowl performance and one new track--and Justin Timberlake announced this week that he is getting back into the music game. The only thing cooler than making a big comeback announcement is having new music on hand, and on Sunday Timberlake released “Suit & Tie,” the first new music video from the former N*Sync crooner.
Fans who have avidly been keeping tabs on the musician and actor knew new music was on the horizon. Just a few days ago, Timberlake’s website posted a new countdown. As it turns out, when the clock ran out, fans were treated to a new track featuring Jay-Z. “Suit & Tie” can be previewed on Timberlake’s site and can be purchased on iTunes.
Additionally, Timberlake posted a note explaining his desire to create new music, as well as some facts concerning when he got started with music again.
“Back in June of last year, I started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I loved called music…I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
The track is a little less energetic than some of the singer and actor’s most popular work when it first starts, but don’t worry. While the introduction to the song might be one of the most strange, off-putting intros I’ve ever heard, the music progresses into a smooth and catchy track quite quickly. It’s really annoying how adept at multiple things Timberlake manages to be, but if that means we get interesting music from the man, I guess I can’t complain.