The prince of pop has made his long awaited return to music today. The Daily Shift’s Aoife Bennett has more…
Following his announcement on Friday, Justin Timberlake made his return to the music scene today with new release ‘Suit and Tie’ which also features rapper Jay-Z.
It is Justin’s first release since ‘LoveStoned’ in 2006, and it mirrors the style of his second album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ The track will feature on his album ‘The 20/20 Experience, which is due to be released later this year.
In the seven years since his last single, Justin hasn’t faded away completely. He returned to his acting roots with starring roles in films such as ‘Friends With Benefits’ with Mila Kunis and ‘Bad Teacher’ alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. He also lent his voice to the third Shrek film.
Justin also married his long term girlfriend Jessica Biel in October 2012 in a ceremony in Italy. The couple had been together since 2007, and split briefly in 2011.
Speaking in the video he released to announce his return to music, Justin said “I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like it’s something that I don’t love. You have to wait for it.”
He announced on his website that he has been preparing for a return to music since June of last year, and is extremely excited about the results.
He posted an open letter on his website as he felt that was the only way he knew how to speak to all his fans at once. The letter explained why he was ending his absence from the music scene. He outlined that he had big plans for 2013 and had been having a lot of fun preparing for 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.”
“Suits and Ties” is available to buy now from iTunes and can be streamed from Justin Timberlake’s official website