New Music: Justin Timberlake (feat. JAY Z) – Suit & Tie

by ike

Well the time has arrived. Well it arrived yesterday, but you catch my drift. After a long ass hiatus, give or take 6 years and more, Justin Timberlake has arrived to deliver that soothing croonery that we all came to love. The former N’SYNC front runner taps on none other than Roc-A-Fella’s JAY Z for a nice verse on the Suit & Tie blues reminiscent. I have to say, I’m quite pleased! 

Justin Timberlake has been away from the music scene for quite some time with little to no relative news of returning. However, after the over 6 year hiatus he took since his multi-platinum sophomore album, FutureSex / LoveSounds, JT has announced the up and coming third solo debut. Titled, The 20/20 Experience, will have a similar vibe to the lead single and will be released later this year.

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,”

He announced in an open later to his fans. Read the full entry here.

I love the vibe Justin has here and it remains true to his previous efforts. I think the track alone is more of a B-side or second/third single at best, but it’s always good to hear new music from him. With jazz horns and a subtle nod that almost reminds me of Robin Thicke, listeners should expect a more mature Justin. JAY Z also delivers a solid verse, alluding to his marriage to R&B megastar Beyoncé and her parents.

Unknowing to the public, Justin returned to the studio last June to start recording the third effort. As expected, he continues to team up with Timbaland to handle production as well as Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon, who both c0-produced, with the help of Justin himself, the Suit & Tie single.

More details to follow on the upcoming album and the single is now available for digital download via iTunes here, but for now, get into the track below. Have to say: smooth one, JT!

– Ike