Yep, on Friday, the pop star released "Take Back the Night," the first single from the second volume of his album, The 20/20 Experience. (He gave a preview of the single Wednesday, but it was just a tiny tease!)
"Take Back The Night" was written by Justin, Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon and James Fauntleroy. J.T. introduces the upbeat, disco/R&B-ish song with a Vevo clip, holding up cards with the release dates for his first two singles ("Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors") and the original 20/20 Experience album. He proceeds to reveal a sign saying "Today," followed by another reading, "Take Back the Night." The fedora-wearing pop star walks through a door, up some steps and toward some blue and purple flashing lights, and then, we get to hear the new track in full.
"Why wait?" Justin tweeted. "#The2020Experience continues. "Right Low! Ladies & Gents, roll our windows down & play it loud!"
This infectious song is one of 11 all new tracks that will be featured on the The 20/20 Experience – Part 2 of 2, which comes out Sept. 30, 2013. "I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago," Justin said in a statement. "But when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many I loved-I couldn't resist…I had to throw in something extra on the second half."
Hm. Maybe he'll drop a hint as to what this second album surprise might be on his upcoming 12 city Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with Jay-Z. And after that wraps up, J.T. is embarking on The 20/20 Experience World Tour, his first solo tour in six years, that kicks of Oct. 31, 2013, in Toronto.
As if all that weren't enough to keep a guy busy, there are a few more things on this Southern superstar's jam-packed schedule. Runner Runner, the crime thriller in which he stars alongside Ben Affleck, hits theaters Sept. 20, 2013.; and on Dec. 20, 2013, Inside Llewyn Davis, a film that centers on New York's folk music scene during the '60's, hits theaters. Goodness gracious!
Music, touring and movies are great, but let's hope Justin gets to set a little time aside for his true love, Jessica Biel!