On a cold Sunday night in mid-January 2013, balance was restored to the universe. It was then that Justin Timberlake, pop music’s Prodigal Son, did as Prodigal Sons tend to do and returned, stepping off the set of some god-awful movie and back where he belongs: On the iPods that lies at the center of our heart. JT debuted his new single “Suit & Tie,” thus ending the deafening silence that accompanied his six year absence from the airwaves. And he brought Jay-Z along for the ride, too! And the back of Timbaland's neck! And apparently had a middle schooler design the album art using various Photoshop elements!
In the song, we learn that Justin is “on [his] suit and tie shit”. We learn this because he literally repeats that phrase for 43 seconds off the top of the record. Oh, Justin, as if we could ever forget your suits.
Precious little else about the album, The 20/20 Experience, has been revealed, leading us to only speculate what else Timberlake will be “on”. Will he be on another level? Maybe! Will he be on a dial up connection? I can’t say for sure! Will he be on top? No way, he’s a bottom. Here, find our predictions for what else Justin will be on when his full album is finally released later this year.
Steve Dool is a writer based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.