Published Dec 31, 2010It's been over four years since Justin Timberlake dropped his mammoth sophomore hit FutureSex/LoveSounds. As pop fans have noticed, with JT's movie career slowly but surely dominating his work schedule, there's been a noticeable dearth of dance music coming from the guy since 2006. All that has changed, though, with the leak of his new single "Take You Down."
Though this could be a rough demo, the tune's minimalist mélange of thumping tom-toms, chimes and low-key synth squawks certainly fits the Neptunes' production aesthetic. Timberlake sticks to the sex-driven singing style of his last disc as he boasts of working his magic just to, uh, "do ya right." Sex-symbol status be damned, it's kind of creepy that he ends the cut off with a cry of "lick it!"
Truthfully, the dude has done better, but this is hardly the biggest boo-boo JT made this year. Anyone catch Yogi Bear?
UPDATE: Speaking to MTV News, a rep for Justin Timberlake has confirmed that this song is a fake and does not involve JT in any way, shape or form. "Various media outlets recently reported that a song called 'Take You Down' is a new track from Justin Timberlake. These reports are untrue,' the rep said in a statement. "Justin has no involvement with either the song or the artist but wants to assure his fans that when he releases new music, they will be the first to know."
You can stream the song below, or download it here.