It’s understandable that after so many hours spent making fun of Sienna Miller’s middle school dance dress and Sacha Baron Cohen’s inability to speak at a normal volume at the Golden Globes, you may have forgotten all about Justin Timberlake’s countdown. Well, the click hit 00:00:00 at midnight last night, and the surprise wasn’t JT joining SNL full-time or an *NSYNC reunion or that he’s getting back together with Britney — it was a new song.
“Suit & Tie,” with production courtesy of Timabaland and a guest verse from Jay-Z, is Timberlake’s first new single in six years. For perspective, when FutureSex/LoveSounds came out in 2006, Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” was a hit and 30 Rock hadn’t premiered on TV yet. What poetry has JT been working on in that time? Well…
I can’t wait til I get you on the floor, good looking
Going out so hot, just like an oven
And I’ll burn myself, but just had to touch it
It’s so fly and it’s all mine
Sure! But it’s a new Justin Timberlake song (and album; see below), and that’s a very good thing.
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). (Via)