Justin Timberlake Previews New Single ‘Take Back the Night’

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Justin Timberlake is flirting with fans in a new teaser video for his upcoming single, “Take Back the Night,” off part two of The 20/20 Experience.

In the clip, JT is seen shown holding up signs printed with the various release dates of recent efforts, specifically “Suit & Tie,” “Mirrors” and The 20/20 Experience. But the last sign, which presumably reveals the “Take Back The Night” release date, is blurred out. The 20/20 Experience is expected September 30, so sometime between now and then is a safe bet. Watch the clip below.


Viewers get a 10-second clip of the song — which takes on a disco vibe a la Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with a little MJ thrown in there — as JT strolls into a nearby nightclub. Soon we hear his raunchy lyrics over the house system: “Come on, use me up until there’s nothing left/Dizzy, spinning, sweating, you can’t catch your breath.”

Timberlake’s latest track shares its name with the Take Back the Night Foundation, a group that looks to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. An odd coincidence considering the controversy surrounding his recently released music video for “Tunnel Vision,” which has received criticism for its overtly sexual nature and objectification of women.

The “Tunnel Vision” clip, which was conspicuously absent from the countdown in the teaser for “Take Back the Night,” featured naked female dancers. YouTube even removed the video shortly after it was posted last Wednesday (July 3) for violating YouTube’s policy on “nudity or sexual content.” The site later took back the ban explaining that the nudity in the clip was purely artistic and did not go against their policy. Though they did not alter the clip, they do require viewers to sign in for age verification.

Timberlake kicks off his Legends Of Summer Tour with Jay-Z on July 17 in Toronto.

- Nee-Sa Lossing,

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