- REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Justin Timberlake released his new single early Monday. It is his first in six years, and the song has been described as an up-tempo R&B hit by critics.
The 31-year-old teamed up with hip hop mogul Jay-Z, who is also featured on the new track. The single is the first off of Timberlake's upcoming third studio album "The 20/20 Experience," according to CBS News.
"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," Timberlake wrote in a letter to fans.
"It was probably the best time I've had in my career... Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process," he went on. "What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way."
The highly anticipated album will be Timberlake's first since "Future Sex/Love Sounds," which he released in 2006.
Lyrics of "Suit & Tie" include "And as long as I've got my suit and tie / I'mma leave it all on the floor tonight / And you got fixed up to the nines / Let me show you a few things."
Fans of the newly married singer flocked to social networking site Twitter to weigh in on his brand new song.
"Completely in love with @jtimberlake's new song Suit & Tie!! Can't wait for his album to come out! " Jordan&Katie tweeted.
"Justin Timberlake's new song is Michael Jackson like #Suit&Tie," Alex Iverson tweeted.
"WaOw what a cool suit & tie song @jtimberlake Now i got what Mr was teasing about ;) can't even wait for the clip & the album #JT2013," bihter Lilya tweeted.
"Justin Timberlake returns with Suit + Tie. Definitely different sound,but I love it when that beat drops. #classic," Sean Patrick tweeted.
To hear Justin Timberlake's new single, click here (WARNING: Adult and explicit language).