LONDON — *NSYNC, one of the most successful acts of the late 1990s, released their first new music together in 20 years on Friday, a song featuring in animated movie Trolls Band Together.
This marks the first collaboration of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass on a new track since the release of their last studio album, Celebrity, in 2001. (Listen to the song here: (317) *NSYNC – Better Place (Official Audio) – YouTube)
Mr. Timberlake, who voices character “Branch” in the Trolls film franchise, had shared a video of the quintet in the recording studio, working on the song.
The artist responsible for the hit song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the 2016 movie Trolls is also an executive producer and contributed new music to the recently released soundtrack for Trolls Band Together.
On Instagram, Mr. Bass referred to “Better Place” as a heartfelt message to our devoted fans who have been a tremendous source of support for us.
“You have been there for us throughout everything, even when our fashion decisions were, well, let’s just say ‘distinctive’,” he stated before the song was released. “You have always believed that this moment would come once more, even when we doubted it.”
Speaking to his fellow band members, Mr. Bass stated: “This song is a tribute to our connection, and I am filled with appreciation for the path we have traveled together and the one that awaits us.”
In 1995, *NSYNC was established in Orlando, Florida and gained a large following with popular tracks such as “I Want You Back,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” and “Bye Bye Bye.”
In 2002, they took a break and later broke up, while Mr. Timberlake focused on his thriving solo career. The group’s final performance was in 2013 at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Two weeks ago, they came together once more at the same ceremony, where they awarded Taylor Swift, a popular musician, with the Best Pop award.