Justin Timberlake’s comeback track Suit & Tie, featuring rap legend Jay-Z, has been unveiled.

The 31-year-old singer and actor made the track his first new music in over six years.

In an open letter on his official website, Timberlake, who wed actress Jessica Biel in October, wrote: "This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the 'grapevine', I'm gearing up for a big 2013. Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now my next journey with that thing I love called music.

"The inspiration for this really came out of the blue, and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs."

Speaking about further material he said: "It was probably the best time I've had in my career... Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.

"What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to, and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way. I'm calling it The 20/20 Experience, and it's coming out this year.

"I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it."