You're going to want to hear this.
On his web site, Timberlake explained what led him to head back into the studio.
"This year is an exciting one for me,” he posted. “Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now my next journey with that thing I love called music. The inspiration for this really came out of the blue, and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs."
“It was probably the best time I've had in my career… just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process. What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to, and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way. I'm calling it The 20/20 Experience, and it's coming out this year. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it."
I don't want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don't love. You just don't get that every day. You have to wait for it," Timberlake said in a video clip posted Thursday. "I'm ready."
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