By Carolyn Amurao
If you’re not into Valentine’s Day – that’s cool, because here’s another reason to celebrate: the music video for Justin Timberlake’s comeback single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z premiered today. While there are no chocolates or roses involved, the slick looking video delivers an entire 5 minutes and 30 seconds of smooth moves, silhouetted girls, and dramatic jumping shots. In all black and white, the video’s retro glam feel meshes perfectly with the dynamic duo, who share a number of moments on screen. Here are our favorite still shots from the video:
Just kickin’ it
Put JT and Jay in a pimped out bachelor pad together and this is what you get. Here, Justin is in the kitchen having a snack (perhaps eating a bowl of cereal). Meanwhile, Jay is relaxing on the couch with a drink in one hand and a cigar in the other. They’re just two pals watching some basketball – don’t mind them.
In the recording studio, HOV appears to be taking yet another cigar break while Justin takes a call. The pair sport identical vests but no jackets. It’s as if they got suited up for a big event then decided to go make a track together instead.
Justin and Jay are spotlighted on stage in a swanky, packed nightclub. Jay is perched on a stool with his hand in his pocket. To his left, Justin, who now has the cigar, puffs some smoke into the air creating a sultry whirl of white. So…they smoke a lot.
Dap it up
In the studio again, J-squared (that’s Justin + Jay) share a tender moment. They dap it up, possibly to mark the end of a successful recording session? If only we could get in on this.
JT gets his Gene Kelly on
In the last shot of the video, Justin makes a splash by doing a Gene Kelly-esque move à la “Singing In The Rain.” As a great dancer himself, it’s nice for JT to pay tribute to the greats that came before him.