Justin Timberlake releases single "Take Back the Night"

Justin Timberlake debuts his single "Take Back the Night" on YouTube. YouTube

Justin Timberlake is bringing Michael Jackson back.

The 32-year-old performer has unveiled his latest single "Take Back the Night," and the track bears overwhelmingly strong similarities to some of Jackson's biggest hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s, most notably "Wanna Be Startin' Something."

With its disco beat and blaring trumpets, "Take Back the Night" also harkens back to Jackson's seminal "Off The Wall" album from 1979.

The new single made its debut on Timberlake's Vevo page on YouTube Friday. In the video, the "Suit & Tie" singer can be seen holding up signs listing off his previous singles from "The 20/20 Experience" before then entreating a nightclub as the track begins.

Just last Friday, Timberlake released another single "Tunnel Vision," which was briefly banned on YouTube because the music video features scores of nude models.

"Take Back the Night" is now available on iTunes.

Tell us: Are you going to be rocking out to Timberlake's most recent single?

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