(NEW YORK) — Justin Timberlake is back. The pop star turned Hollywood leading man has gotten back to his music roots and released his latest single, “Suit & Tie,” on iTunes Monday. It features a verse from Jay-Z.
Timberlake also spoke to his fans in a letter on his website. He wrote that “Suit & Tie” is part of his new album The 20/20 Experience, which will drop later this year. Here’s a portion of his message:
“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. 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.
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. … Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).”
Last week, Timberlake revealed he’s getting back to his music roots in a video posted on YouTube.
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘So, are you just done? With music?’ [But] it means more to me than anybody else in the world,” he says. “Look, I’ve only done two albums in 10 years. That’s the way I really look at it: what does the next decade mean for me?”
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Brian Stelter, CNN