*Justin Timberlake premiered the lyric video for “Suit & Tie” on MTV.com Thursday.
The website equates lyric videos to “seat fillers” for artists, until they can release the official clip.
“If we never get an ‘official’ video for the song, the lyric take overseen by skateboarder-turned-director Laban Pheidias (Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys), is plenty,” notes MTV.com. “In it, the ever-suave Timberlake makes like a modern-day Frank Sinatra, rolling through the streets of Los Angeles in a classic ride and suiting up for a photo shoot to promote his upcoming comeback album, ‘The 20/20 Experience.’”
Jay-Z, who raps on the track, doesn’t make an appearance in this lyric video. J.T. puffs on a cigar as Hova’s verses play.