Justin Timberlake’s New Song: Hear “Suit & Tie” Featuring Jay-Z

Carl Williott | January 13, 2013 8:54 pm

GAH! Remember that Justin Timberlake countdown clock that was ticking down to midnight Monday morning/Sunday night? Well, the mystery is over — it was counting down to the unveiling of his first new song since 2006. The track called “Suit & Tie” and will appear on his forthcoming album, The 20/20 Experience. And the rumors were true: The song features Jay-Z.

“Suit & Tie” is a bubbly, retro groove, mixing dreamy ethereality with Timbaland‘s kineticism, as well as JT’s unmistakable falsetto. We can’t say it’s what we were expecting, although it’s been so long that we’re not really sure what we were expecting, but it certainly doesn’t scream “immediate game-changer” the way “SexyBack” did. But enough reading — listen to it here or below.

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