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Justin Timberlake Announces 'Summer Starts Now' With A Surprise New Song

We have "SoulMate" on repeat.

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Summer can now officially begin because Justin Timberlake has released a surprise new single. In fact, the first line of the track, called "SoulMate," makes the announcement itself: "Summer starts now." We have a feeling we'll have this on repeat for many sunny days to come.


Timberlake released the song seemingly out of the blue on Tuesday, sharing some beachy cover art to go with it. As many have noted, the track has a lot more to do with classic Timberlake than his recent Man of the Woods album, in which he experimented with a folksier sound.

If you're thinking the song has a vibe similar to some of Drake's biggest releases, that's because Timberlake worked with Nineteen85, the same production company behind "Hotline Bling" and "One Dance." Complex reports that Timberlake and Drake are thinking about collaborating on new music, with Timberlake saying they've "talked about it a lot."

"Let me be your soulmate for the night," Timberlake sings on the track, which is already earning praise from his fans, many of whom shared their reactions on social media. One fan commented on YouTube that the song is "amazing as always," saying that "the beat and the synths make me want to move."

We'll be tapping our feet for a new album announcement, but in the meantime, Timberlake is currently performing on his Man of the Woods Tour.

Listen to "SoulMate" in the video below:

(H/T: Hello Giggles)

Cover image: A.PAES /

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