Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Look, let's face it -- if you're folding your arms across your chest and sneering disapprovingly at Justin Timberlake at this point you're probably just a contrarian asshole. Over the past several years the kid has proven himself to be, without question, one of the most impressive talents of his generation. He killed this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, hosting for a fifth time; he's about to kick off a summer stadium tour with Jay-Z; and this song, the first single from his new album, is the definition of irresistible. It's blue-eyed soul at its finest, with more infectious swagger than, say, Mayer Hawthorne but the same sense of devotion to the greatness of the source material.
Plus, the video is directed by David Fincher.
Here's Suit & Tie.