As I mentioned earlier, the rumor was that Justin Timberlake was going to be releasing new music and JT himself confirmed it with a video this morning titled “I’m Ready.

In the video, Justin explains his process and why it has taken him this long to come back: “Someone asked me the other day. ‘So are you just…so are you just done with music?’ It means more to me than anyone else in the world. Look, I’ve only done two albums in ten years. That’s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean for me? I’m the one who sits and is obsessive about it before you even hear it. As close as I get to it, I don’t know that I could physically torture myself that much, year in and year out and expect it fulfill me the way that it does and the way that it is right now. I don’t wanna put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it… I’m ready.”

Watch JT’s dramatic announcement of his return to music below. The countdown has begun.

The countdown clock has begun. Check out how much longer until Justin releases new music here.