Last night, when Justin Timberlake premiered the preview of the lyric video for his new single “Suit and Tie,” our reaction was firmly in the “Ugh, okay, but really?” camp. A preview for a lyric video? Just give us the real video, Justin. C’mon. And yet, if any lyric video deserved a full promotional rollout campaign, it’s this one: Sleekly produced and visually arresting, the clip intercuts footage of Timberlake doing all types of dapper mantivities (and, indeed, sporting the titular apparel) and because it’s Justin and he’s so elusive, we’ll allow it.
Also, is this song growing on anyone else the way it’s growing on us? Mixed reviews be damned, it sounds a little sparklier than it did last week. JT might just make a “Suit and Tie” fan out of us yet. Watch up top.