NEW YORK — Mr. “SexyBack” is back.
Justin Timberlake released his new single, “Suit and Tie,” late Sunday night. It features rapper Jay-Z.
The upbeat jam is the 31-year-old’s first musical offering since 2006′s critically acclaimed FutureSex/LoveSounds. His third solo album, The 20/20 Experience, will be out later this year.
In a letter posted on his website, Timberlake said he began recording music in June. He wrote that the “inspiration for this really came out of the blue.”
Timberlake co-wrote and co-produced “Suit and Tie” with Timbaland, who produced much of the Grammy-winning FutureSex/LoveSounds.
The buzz around the pop star’s return to music kicked off Friday when he posted a video on his website that showed him walking into a studio, putting on headphones and saying: “I’m ready.”
-The Associated Press.