Friday, April 12, 2024

Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” Tonight at Midnight


Justin Timberlake is bringing annoying back. Following on the heel of Adele (“Skyfall”) and the Rolling Stones (“Doom and Gloom”), the former boy band star is releasing his new single via social network tonight at midnight. “Suit and Tie” is Timberlake’s first new solo single in about six years. An album will follow in two to three months.

Timberlake is coyly using Twitter and Tumblr to release little tidbits of information. Oddly, he’s not using MySpace, in which he invested heavily in the last year, as forum for this information. In all likelihood. “Suit and Tie” will be ready for paid download exclusively on iTunes at midnight.

I told you in September that Timberlake had been working on new music with producer Timberland. But also dropped this week is a new single from Bon Jovi called “Because We Can,” A new album from New Jersey’s favorite rock pop garage band is due in March.

And you have to give Bon Jovi credit. They’re still regularly putting out catchy new songs, with great melodies, vocals, and radio friendly, stadium solid instrumentals. That’s not so easy in 2013.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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