‘Suit & Tie’ Drops on iTunes
Justin Timberlake made his return to music at 11:50 pm on January 13 when his brand new single, a collaboration with Jay Z, hit iTunes. The song, Suit and Tie, is currently sitting in the number one slot on the iTunes charts and will remain there for a while.
Last Thursday, Timberlake teased his return to the music world with a short video titled “I’m Ready,” which came on the heels of another flurry of rumors that he’d been collaborating with Jay Z and Beyonce in the studio. The video led to a countdown on his website which finally clicked to zero last night and transformed into an open letter to his fans which told us that not all of those rumors that JT was back in the studio that were so quickly shot down last year were false:
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.
Public opinion for the single has been all over the place. Many were immediately hooked by the sweet sultriness of his falsetto and beats, while others began tweeting that they hoped the single would grow on them. Perez Hilton is even running a poll on his site where the general sentiment is “meh.”
But one thing is for sure. Justin Timberlake is back and 2013 will be a hell of a ride for all of the fans.