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Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 00:00

Justin’s back. And Destiny’s Child. AILBHE MALONE’s stoked


Suit And Tie by Justin Timberlake

Well, this came out of the blue. Not just a new single, but also a new album from Justin Timberlake. Titled The 20/20 Experience, the LP will be out this year, but in the meantime, Suit and Tie (featuring Jay-Z and produced by Timbaland) isn’t a bad effort at all. Naysayers will complain that Suit and Tie has none of the urgency of Rock Your Body and Like I Love You, but we respond: a 6/10 Justin Timberlake track is automatically a 8/10 track for any other artist. There’s a horn hook, there’s JT singing about his clothing requirements (suit and tie, obv) and Jay-Z rapping while Justin ad libs.

Is this a comeback? It’s too soon to tell. It’s certainly a step in the right direction.

Justin not your thing? Well then maybe a new Destiny’s Child track will appease you. Featuring on the upcoming album Love Songs, Nuclear is produced by Pharrell Williams, and was introduced by Beyoncé via her Tumblr page. Beyoncé (or one of her team perhaps) wrote: “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years.” Imagine if they toured! We’ve become too excited even thinking of that.

Katy Perry has admitted that she likes to don a disguise to exercise. Speaking to Closer, she explained: “Constantly travelling can make it hard to exercise, but my favourite workout to do on tour is to ride around the town or city I’m visiting on my bike. I love to explore a new city in disguise and hand out tickets to my show.” She continued, “I try to exercise three to four times a week and, on days when I’m not working, I do a really fun activity, like hiking. I also love soul cycling, which is a spin class with high energy coaching and fun, upbeat music.” Cleverly, Katy declined to mention what her choice of disguise is, but we reckon shes a Darth Vader kind of girl – the costume includes a safety helmet too, you see.

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