Ashley Fetters
August 11, 2011 AT 05:23 PM EDT

Fresh beats, hooded sweatshirts and low-slung hats? File under: Things in Justin Timberlake’s skill set.

The singer turned actor and now director helms a new video for the single “Hoodies On, Hats Low” by FreeSol, a Memphis-based hip-hop outfit signed to Timberlake’s label Tennman Records.

JT even appears in the video, doing very important things like repeating the word “speaker” and making a swooshing noise—plus, of course, wearing a hoodie and a face-obscuring hat. Watch it here:

Timberlake tweeted a link to the video, along with the note, “New music… if you like it pass it along.” A comment on the YouTube video reading “Thumbs up if you thought JT’s twitter made you think JT was releasing a new song,” complete with a frowning emoticon, is attracting a number of thumbs-up signs. Which gives us cause to say “Hmm,” in light of the fact that Timberlake, despite his ever-visible (inescapable?) media presence, hasn’t released an album since FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006.

What do you think, Music Mix? Does “Hoodies On, Hats Low” make you want to throw on a low brim and a zip-up, too? Or is this just more fuel for a burning desire that only that sweet, soulful Timberlake croon can satisfy?


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