Justin Timberlake Drops ‘Suit & Tie (Featuring Jay-Z)’ Style Anthem

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z team up for “Suit & Tie.”
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We interrupt this Golden Globes coverage for a very important announcement: Justin Timberlake has dropped his first new solo music since FutureSex/LoveSounds! JT just released a new track from his forthcoming The 20/20 Experience with a guest verse from Jay-Z, and it’s called *drumrolllll* “Suit & Tie.” Take a close look at the lyrics and this isn’t just an upbeat love song but a polished, pressed style anthem. This is exciting because it makes real all our hopes and dreams of Justin bringing sexy back. Sealing the fate for these bizarro, whackadoo accessories, never to return again.

JT coos on the open, “I be on my suit and tie s***, tie s***, tie s***,” before dropping into the hook. “As long as I got on my suit and tie, I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight / And you got fixed up to the nines, let me show you a few things,” he sings while we imagine him two-stepping, dipping mic stands and picking them back up with a quick switch of his foot, “All pressed up in black and white, and you’re dressed in that dress I like / Love is swingin’ in the air tonight, let me show you a few things.” The whole black and white, suit and tie thing reminds us of wedding receptions more than any Saturday nights we’re used to which (obviously) reminds us that Jessica Biel is the luckiest girl ever.

Jay-Z (another married man — all hail Queen Bey) comes in, playing off the black-and-white theme, “All black at the white shows / White shoes at the black shows,” but it’s the end of his appearance that gives us the juiciest fashion lyrics of the spot. After our favorite line, “Time for tuxedos for no reason,” Jay goes in on brands and specific garment pairings, painting (perhaps unintentionally) a picture of Soho, New York, “AllSaints for my angel / Alexander Wang, too / A**-tight denim and some Dunks / I show you how to do this, Young, uh.”

On top of all that, this song also gives us the perfect excuse to take a nice, long look back at Timberlake’s dressed-up looks through the years. Submitted for the approval of the midnight society (of humans surfing the web at these press time twilight hours), here are, like, a bajillion pictures of Justin in suits and ties!

Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
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Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
Photo: Getty Images

Justin Timberlake wearing suits and ties
Photo: Getty Images

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