Justin Timberlake‘s grand return to music has not been without some teasing. He wanted to make sure he was ready, and that we were waiting patiently, willing to give him our full attention. As if there was any other choice! Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie Featuring JAY Z” has already done monster sales since premiering online on January 13. And in preparation for what appears to be a full-blown return to making music–yay!–via one hotly anticipated album, The 20/20 Experience, Tuner has a first look at the official lyric video for his new single.
But it’s not your standard clip. Defying expectations that this should just be a bunch of words flashing across the screen, Timberlake himself cruises down Hollywood Boulevard spanning the busy streets of Los Angeles and the hallowed Hills Lauren and Heidi know all too well, to go about his business. Since he’s been gone for much more than a minute, it’s generous of Justin to show us what he’s been up to lately–and, the least he can do after our wedding invitation got lost in the mail.
In our first 30-second taste, the always-dapper JT brings his newest creation to life in his personal dressing room, which also can fit a baby grand piano, a pretty sweet ride and a full photo shoot crew. Marvel at his well-tailored jacket (only the best for a former *NSYNC star) and the ease with which the man ties a tie.
The full version of Justin Timberlake’s official lyric video for “Suit & Tie Featuring JAY Z” will premiere on Thursday, January 24 at 6 a.m. EST on MTV, MTVU and MTV HITS.