Pop star Justin Timberlake has brought his trademark sexy crooner voice back with his first new song in five years, receiving a warm welcome from fans and critics on Monday on his long-awaited return to music.
The singer released “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z on Sunday night, and within hours, the song had topped the U.S. iTunes chart. The new single also came with the announcement of a new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” to be released later this year.
The new song, produced by Timberlake’s long-time collaborator Timbaland, features the singer’s falsetto voice over a laid-back, hip-hop beat, fusing R&B and pop sounds.
Critics drew on Timberlake’s newly married status – the singer wed actress Jessica Biel last October – as a possible inspiration for the track. Read more here