The wait is over, Justin Timberlake is back making music and has finally released his new single Suit & Tie on his website and iTunes. The track which features Jay Z is a slow burner before ranging typically into soulful RnB and Timberlake’s falsetto is full voice. Suit & Tie is the first track to be released by Timberlake from the forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience, released later this year. Suit & Tie was written by a combination of Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn Carter, Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon and James Flauntleroy.

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In an open letter to his fans, Mr. JT apologised for the games he played with the timing of the release, before saying:

“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.

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“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).”

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