USMagazine, Friday, January 25, 2013, 4:00pm (PST)
Looks like "Suit and Tie" is bringing SexyBack in a big way. On Friday, Jan. 25, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z got together to film the music video for Timberlake's new hit single, his first since 2006. And in keeping with the song's lyrics -- which include references to designer Alexander Wang and fashion couture -- they sported some seriously stylish duds for the occasion.
The superstars redefined dapper in matching black tuxes with casually undone bow ties. Timberlake, 31, accessorized his suit with black and white dress shoes, while Beyonce's husband, 43, opted for a classic black patent pair. However formal their clothing was, though, their attitudes were anything but. The pals were photographed goofing around between takes and laughing at each other's silly antics.
"Suit and Tie," produced by Timberlake's longtime collaborator Timbaland, dropped on Monday, Jan. 14. On Thursday, Jan. 24, the singer debuted the song's lyric video, which features Timberlake wearing -- surprise! -- a suit and tie while alternately smoking a cigar, driving, and drinking. Jay-Z, who raps a guest verse for the single, does not appear.
Timberlake, who wed Jessica Biel in October, recently revealed in an open letter that the hit song would be part of his new album, a follow up to 2006's FutureSexLoveSounds.
"What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about!" the ex-boy bander gushed of his third solo effort, The 20/20 Experience. "It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way." The recording sessions, he added, were "probably the best time" he's had in his career, because they were about "creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process."