Don’t strike down the video for Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” as just a lyrics video. It is that, similar to those fan-made clips that clutter YouTube. Timberlake’s comes off more polished, the effects more crisp and, oh yeah, he’s in there – which automatically puts this one above dorm room-creations – wearing a snazzy suit and doing Sinatra-like things. And right before the video closes out, Timberlake smashes a plate glass window emblazoned with “The 20/20 Experience Coming Soon” – before the date March 19 is quickly flashed across the screen.
The highly strategic rollout for JT’s comeback continues as he’s doing a performance at the invitation-only DirecTV Super Saturday Night benefit concert in New Orleans on Feb. 2, yep, the night before the Super Bowl. Jot all these dates down somewhere because they’ll be significant dates in what’s becoming the year of Timberlake.