Justin Timberlake-Suit and Tie ft. Jay-Z (Video)

I’m sure it’s been pointed out before, but a section of the hook repeats ‘sh*t tie, sh*t tie’. Unfortunate.

As per my previous audio review, the highlight of the track is definitely the more uptempo section of this, and the same applies for the video. The slow intro’s rather boring, showing JT mostly milling around, before the video steps up considerably with a lively performance of the trac accompanied by a couple of flashes of his great ability as a dancer.

The monochromatics, costuming, lighting and regular glimpses of live instrumentation all combine to add a vintage veneer to the clip, clearly an intended effect given the theme of his recent Grammy performance, and its an effective mechanism here in adding an organic touch to proceedings. It also does Jay’s verse a lot of favours, as given it seems to derail the audio’s momentum, the consistency of the video’s theme keeps it in line with the rest of the track and hence it feels much less out of place. A likeable visual that enhances the song well enough, and will certainly find favour with mainstream fans and outlets alike.

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