It was only a matter of time before someone aped the cassette-tape kitsch factor, and used that little strip of ruled sticker to scroll out a message of love. But we’re just jealous we didn’t think of it first. Meanwhile, JT‘s back from a seven-year hiatus with a visual “Suit & Tie” treat –  shit’s tied, ps – Hatebreed‘s on an ‘honor’ trip and more in this week’s procuring of all things lyric and video. Enjoy.

Justin Timberlake – ‘Suit & Tie

Opposite JT’s lame-ass open letter-still that unveiled the pop innovator’s seven-year comeback jam no more enticing than a party invitation, this sprawling slow-mo black and white follow up is slick. The scribbling animations are a visual treat, punctuating perfectly placed streamlined type as JT cruises around LA and gets suited up to “show you a few things:”

And as long as I’ve got my suit and tie
I’mma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things

Wallpaper. - ‘Good 4 It’

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Considering the twee party rawk this Oakland talent attempted to ride the parody wave with – “Fucking Best Song Ever,” “”#STUPiDFACEDD” – we can’t tell if Ricky Reed’s joking here with this seemingly earnest anthemic pop ringer about how great friends are the night after a rager. The GoPro bike trip ain’t bad. Nor the ripped-stitching type. But then again, there are mind-numbing verses like so:

Do you remember that one time?
Well this is way worse than that one time

Matt Hires – ‘Forever’

In prep for his sophomore kick with This Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, the weepy folk-popster best known for soundtracking some dramatic Grey’s Anatomy scene unfortunately, unleashed this single as an homage to the veritable moment eternal, be it via love or plain old reflection. Why he chose to scrawl this sentiment on a very un-forever music format is puzzling. But hey, everybody digs mixtapes, we suppose:

I wish that we could lay right here and never think about our fears
Forever, forever, forever

Hatebreed – ‘Honor Never Dies’

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Welcome to the “all pit, no shit” new record from Connecticut metalcore stalwarts Hatebreed, where honor is still a virtue and the integrity of a man is defined by his relationships. How to drive this home? Decaying skulls and gremlin howls, of course:

I am just a son, a brother, a father and a friend
No more, not any less

Ron Sexsmith – ‘Snake Road

Not nearly as unique as Sexmith’s first single from forthcoming LP the 13th, Forever Endeavor, in which the string-lulled folkie superimposed his lyrics written by hand over pastoral scenes of lakes and trees, this second single wound around a snaking road metaphor montages images of Sexsmith past and high-contrast roads shots to hammer home in block lettering that the dude ain’t going to get caught getting burned twice:

I must admit temptation’s nice
But I’m saying goodbye to bad advice