As he’s been teasing/threatening you since last week, Justin Timberlake is ready to make his foray back into music with his first single in over six years, “Suit & Tie,” featuring Mr. Beyoncé, Jay-Z.
In an open letter to you (the fans) on his website, JT reveals the roots of his rhymes and the name of his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Surprisingly, Babs Walters is not cited as an inspiration:
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).
In case you missed it, Justin’s having fun, you guys!
A YouTube video of the audio track has unfortunately been removed due to copyright infringement (boo!), but you can stream the song at JTs website (…yay) or at the newly revamped MySpace (no comment), of which Timberlake is a part owner. Synergy!