Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Lyric Video To Debut On MTV!
Watch a sneak peak of the vid - starring JT himself - right here...
When Justin Timberlake makes a musical comeback, he doesn't do it halfway.
Less than two weeks after JT shocked the world with the Jay-Z-assisted single Suit & Tie, he's prepping a video return as well.
MTV will premiere the lyric video for the track today (24th January) but before that, we're offering up a 30-second preview.
Directed by skateboarder-turned-director Laban Pheidias (Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys), the lyric video "takes fans on a ride with Justin through the streets of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills to Sunset Boulevard," according to a statement announcing the clip.
"It's a day-in-the-life look at one of today's biggest superstars while he gets down to business at a photo shoot for his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience." Also, unlike many lyric vids, JT appears in this one.
In the teaser, we see Timberlake getting suited up for some kind of occasion, slipping into spit-polished loafers, adjusting his shirt cuffs, suit pants and vest and checking his tie in the mirror as the song's lyrics pop up in all-cap letters all over the screen.
When he taps his toes together and brushes some dirt off his suit jacket, a bit of cartoon dust pops into the air, and some notes drift up off a piano as he tickles the ivories at the end of the preview.
Suit & Tie has already set some personal and professional records for JT. It blew past Timberlake's previous top digital sales week in the US, moving 310,087 copies and beating the genre-busting SexyBack, which shifted 250,000 copies back in 2006.
According to his label, despite a sneak-attack release, the song also reached No.1 on iTunes singles charts in 31 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, France and Brazil.
Internationally, the song with the Jay-Z cameo made it into the top 10 on the iTunes singles charts in 54 countries.