By Kyle Anderson
Updated August 04, 2017 at 05:40 PM EDT
Justin Timberlake
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Currently, there is no shortage of Justin Timberlake in show business. The guy is headlining two upcoming comedies (Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits) and just recently ruled one of the best episodes of Saturday Night Live in a long time.

But if you love JT for his elastic pipes and sweet dance moves, you’re probably pretty bummed, and you’ll stay bummed for a while.

“I don’t have a single song ready to go,” Timberlake recently told Playboy. “People keep asking me when a new song or album is coming out, and I don’t know what to say. Music is not my focus right now. It may be someday. It could happen next month or next year but right now it’s not where it’s at for me.”

Of course, that conflicts with what Timberlake told our reporter back in March, when he suggested that he always has something musical up his sleeve. “I feel like I’m always writing music and working on songs,” he said. ”But to make an album, you have to find a group of songs that speak to something that might not be on the radio currently and make sense for you personally. It’s right around the corner, I think.”

Outside of a few guest appearances and the occasional tag-team with Andy Samberg, Timberlake hasn’t recorded any proper music since 2006’s Grammy-winning FutureSex/LoveSounds. In the interim, he has carved himself quite an acting career, gaining good critical and popular marks in mainstream stuff (Yogi Bear, The Love Guru) and artier fare (The Social Network, Southland Tales).

Do you think Timberlake should get back to his musical roots, or is he doing too well as an actor to waste his time in the studio? Sound off in the comments!


Episode Recaps

Saturday Night Live - Season 42

Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

  • TV Show
  • 46
  • TV-14
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
  • Lorne Michaels
  • NBC
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