Justin Timberlake Teams with Timbaland & FreeSol for Hot New Track ‘Fascinated’ [AUDIO]

October 20, 2011 12:06 pm

For music fans, it’s been a long five years since multihyphenate superstar Justin Timberlake released an album, but while he’s been pursuing other passions including acting, business, and philanthropy, Timberlake hasn’t completely turned his back to his first love — music.

Timberlake has been incredibly strategic in filling his roster at his small label Tennman Records, and to push his rock star recruits FreeSol, he called up his longtime producer Timbaland to cook up a killer track. The result is “Fascinated”, a high-energy mesh of Timbaland’s signature heavy bass, FreeSol’s electric guitar and Timberlake himself singing the hook.

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Formed in 2003 in Timberlake’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, Freesol came together when lead singer/rapper, Free, decided to move beyond the basic hip-hop formula of “two turntables and a microphone” and formed an actual band with the addition of Elliott Ives on guitar/vocals, Premo Danger on the keyboard, and Kickman Teddy on the drums. Timberlake saw them perform in 2006 — around the release of FutureSex/LoveSounds — and immediately signed them to his upstart label.

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Listen to “Fascinated” above, and check out the video for another single of theirs below, “Role Model” which also features Timberlake opening the track with an rare rap verse. Expect to see a full album from FreeSol before the end of the year.

Keep up with FreeSol and Justin Timberlake on Twitter at @FreeSol and @JTimberlake.