Justin Timberlake has released the single “Take Back the Night” off the next installment of The 20/20 Experience after teasing fans in a video earlier this week. The teaser video featured Timberlake holding up cue cards à la Bob Dylan with the release dates of his singles and albums, and ended with a blurred date for the next single. The song – which harks back to Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall era – is the first from The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 and is now available on iTunes.
2 of 2 features 11 songs plus a surprise track; The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience is also being released, which includes all 21 tracks from the Experience. Both releases are available from pre-order today.
“I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago,” said Timberlake in a statement. “But, when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many that I loved – I couldn’t resist. . . . I had to throw in something extra on the 2nd half.”
The pop star will begin The 20/20 Experience World Tour this fall, his first solo tour in six years; he will also be headlining the iTunes Music Festival in September.
Timberlake and Jay-Z are set to kickoff their Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour in Toronto on July 17th.