First a lyric video that shows an almost equal amount of words to suave shots of a certain someone getting their sexy back (again), and now a release date that’s less than two months away?! JT, you’re spoiling us. Justin Timberlake‘s third album, The 20/20 Experience, will be released on March 19, something those with killer eyesight and concentration most likely caught during their first viewing of the new “Suit & Tie” clip. The date flashes onscreen at the tail end of the video, coming and going very, very quickly (around 5:20). But since it’s part of an official product created by the man himself, we have no choice to believe him. And be outrageously, perhaps irrationally, excited about it.
If you feel like this is all happening very quickly, that’s because it is. After teasing us with a countdown clock, Timberlake can’t seem to stick to a schedule, either too eager to share his new material or anxious to release it when we’re still salivating. With likely heaps of promo to come, he’ll first take the stage on Saturday, February 2 in New Orleans, as part of a benefit for Shriners Hospital for Children over Super Bowl weekend. Those with tickets can only hope he chooses that particular moment to perform “Suit & Tie,” and debut more new songs. Jay-Z will probably be there! (His wife’s got a work thing.) And as long as you’re going to be hanging out in NOLA, JT, you might as well join Beyoncé on stage Sunday night? She needs someone to take some of the negative attention off her following the inauguration brouhaha and you have experience with these things.