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14 January 2013, 08:12
The 'My Love' singer is back and has teased the release of a new album called 'The 20/20 Experience'.
Justin Timberlake has surprised the music industry by unveiling and releasing a brand new song this morning (14th January), featuring Jay-Z and produced by his longtime collaborator Timbaland.
The 'SexyBack' singer unveiled 'Suit & Tie' first thing today, his first single in more than five years, and teased the release of an album expected to be titled 'The 20/20 Experience' in an open letter posted on his official website.
"I hope this gets to you the right way, it's the only way I know to do it," Justin writes, in an open letter accompanying the song's release. "This year is an exciting one for me.
"As you probably have heard through the 'grapevine', I'm gearing up for a big 2013," he explains. "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," Justin recalls. "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," he added. "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."
View a picture of Justin Timberlake performing live on stage below (Credit: PA):
The end of last week saw widespread speculation that Justin was preparing to return to music, after spending much of the past few years focusing on his acting career, and the former NSync star later posted a countdown on his website teasing that he was "ready".
Justin Timberlake is now expected to release 'The 20/20 Experience' later in 2013, his first studio album since 2006's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'.
Listen to Justin Timberlake's brand new single featuring Jay-Z and Timbaland below: