'Suit & Tie' is more than 5 minutes long and is a mid-tempo R&B song that is poised to double as a dance track. It's a simple track that features drum-claps, horns, and slowed-down drum beats produced by Timbaland. The single certainly doesn't pack as big of a punch as one might expect from Timberlake's return to the music scene. It's not as infectious, or as upbeat as 'SexyBack' which helped originally re-define his career. Still, Timberlake, who's voice sounds higher in this track than some of his other work, still proves he's one of the best R&B artists out there. Jay-Z builds off the song's synthesizers and adds his own clever beat as a nice change-up to the song. The single, which is simply about the excitement of looking good, is Timberlake's re-introduction and thus, it is likely there is catchier, pop tracks coming our way.
Timberlake has been working on a new album since last June and expects to release his highly anticipated album sometime this year. He has reportedly been working with Pharrell Williams and former *NSYNC member JC Chasez, among others. While we wait for the new album, fans can listen to 'Suit & Tie' right now on AOL Radio's New R&B First.