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Justin Timberlake shares snippet of 'Take Back the Night' on YouTube

Posted by Emily Wright  July 10, 2013 12:28 PM

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Justin Timberlake is gearing up for the release of "The 20/20 Experience Part 2" (Sept. 30) and fans got a dose of a new track today when he released a snippet of "Take Back the Night" on YouTube.

In typical "20/20" fashion, JT posted a link to the YouTube video via Twitter with the text "The 20/20 Experience Continues..."

The 50-second clip starts off with Timberlake revealing the dates he's released things this year like his singles "Suit & Tie" (Jan. 14) and "Mirrors" (Feb. 11), and the first "20/20" album (March 19) on pieces of white poster board. He then holds up two more signs, the first of which says "Take Back the Night". The second has text, but it's blurred out. So elusive.

Queue the Timberlake smirk.

The cameras then follow him up a set of stairs into what looks like a nightclub and the track grows in volume for a few seconds before the video wraps up and fans are left hanging on for more.

Are you excited for new music? We'll see if the "SexyBack" singer releases the full song before he hits the road.

Timberlake and Jay-Z are kicking off the "Legends of the Summer" tour on July 19 at Yankee Stadium and will stop in Boston (twice) on Aug. 10 and 11.

Are you heading to the concert? Let us know what you think of the video announcement in the comments.

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