Justin Timberlake is a sneaky, sneaky man.
The soon to be 32-year-old (his birthday is Jan. 31) released the video for his hit single "Suit & Tie" this morning, and in a flash frame, revealed the release date for his upcoming album, "The 20/20 Experience" (it's March 19).
If you pay really close attention, you'll see it. If not, we'll guide you there. Fast forward to 5:18 in the video above. You'll see a smirking Timberlake behind a pane of glass with the words "The 20/20 Experience coming soon!" written on it. Be patient, because less than two seconds later the "coming soon!" switches to read "March 19," before flipping back to the original text.
Tricky, huh? Rewind it if you don't believe us.
The rest of the video showcases Timberlake cruising in a vintage GTO convertible (we're thinking circa 1965 by the looks of the interior), brushing off a dapper three-piece suit, and smoking a cigar.
The video shows off a polished, grown-and-sexy version of the pop star. Timberlake's new hairdo channels the style of Robin Thicke, the "Lost Without You" crooner. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no?
What do you think of the video? Are you marking your calendar for the CD release? Let us know in the comments!
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