Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM ET
If you've been waiting for new music from Justin Timberlake, you're apparently only a few days away from getting your wish.
In a Twitter-hyped video titled "I'm Ready," released by the singer/actor on Thursday, Timberlake says music means more to him than "anybody else in the world."
"I've only done two albums in 10 years," Timberlake says in a voiceover as he's seen walking through what appears to be a recording studio. "What does the next decade mean for me?" His last release was "FutureSex/LoveSounds" in 2006.
With a countdown clock ticking away over on his website, Timberlake wants you to be as anxious as he says he is.
"I'm the one who sits and is obsessive about it before you even get to hear it," Mr. SexyBack says of his music. "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 to fulfill me the way that it does."
Timberlake, 31, has avoided that torture in recent years by focusing heavily on acting, appearing in such films as "Trouble With the Curve," "Friends With Benefits" and "The Social Network." Last fall he married actress Jessica Biel.
As the video concludes and Timberlake steps to a mic, he says, "I don't want to put anything out that I think is something I don't love. You just don't get that everyday, you have to wait for it ... I'm ready."
The top comment on the YouTube video at this moment? "And they never saw Justin Bieber again ..."