In an open letter to the fans, the former N’Sync member also revealed that his latest album, titled The 20/20 Experience, will be released later this year. This will be the third album of Justin Timberlake’s solo career, following his last musical offering, the wildly popular FutureSex/LoveSounds, back in 2006.
Originally rumored to also feature pop sensation Beyonce, the song offers the musical talents of rapper Jay-Z. The new album was also co-written and co-produced by Timbaland, who was also responsible for the aforementioned FutureSex/LoveSounds.
Regarding the actual composition of the song, Timberlake states, “The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs.”
On a related note, Beyonce has still stated that she is collaborating with Timberlake and Timbaland on some project, stating “We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.”
Timberlake has not revealed any more information, claiming, “That's all I'm giving you for now ... I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!” However, considering the fact that an entire song has now been revealed, fans should expect the release date to be fairly close.