On Thursday, January 10th, my Twitter feed seemed to turn its attention to Justin Timberlake. He began teasing fans with vague tweets regarding new music in the not so distant future. A countdown clock appeared on his official website and he then released a video announcing…something.
Well it’s now Monday and I’ve got news, folks! It’s been 6 1/2 years since “FutureSex/LoveSounds” was released, and Mr. Timberlake has just hit the world with a new track entitled “Suit And Tie” featuring Jay-Z. It’s the first single from JT’s forthcoming album, produced by Timbaland, entitled “The 20/20 Experience”. It is the product of what he referred to in an open letter to his fans as “just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.”
“Suit And Tie”, which I have now listened to on a loop for roughly an hour, is available for download on iTunes and can be streamed on The New MySpace. (Kudos to Justin for getting me back on MySpace.) While there is no set release date for “The 20/20 Experience”, it will be coming sometime soon. For more, check out the “Open Letter” Mr. Timberlake wrote to his fans below.
“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).
Well, what do you think?
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