Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, and now he's taking back the night.
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!