*NSYNC’s first new song in over two decades, “Better Place,” was announced early Thursday, with parts of the song featured in the new Trolls Band Together trailer.
The full song will be released on Sept. 29, but fans can also hear portions of the song on TikTok.
The announcement comes just a few hours after the band reunited at the 2023 MTV VMAs Tuesday where they presented Taylor Swift with the ward for best pop video and even exchanged friendship bracelets with the singer.
Many were hoping that the band would be performing at the award show, seeing that the last time the group was together was at the VMAs in 2013. But many will still have to hold on to this possibility in the future.
Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass teased the release of “Better Place” earlier Wednesday, in a clip were they lip-synced to a scene from the sitcom Friends. Fans began speculating about what it could all mean.
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“Do you know something?” Timberlake mouthed along with LeBlanc’s character Joey while addressing his four bandmates.
I might know something,” answered Kirkpatrick, 51, to Joey’s audio, with Chasez, 47, chiming in, “I might know something, too,” to Rachel’s voice.
“I can’t tell you what I know,” said Fatone, with Kirkpatrick replying, “Well, then I can’t tell you what I know.”
In late August, *NSYNC fans began speculating that the band may have reunited after several Trolls Band Together posters surfaced in New York, featuring the first letter of the *NSYNC logo and a QR code.
Trolls Band Together is the third film in the Trolls franchise, which features Timberlake as Branch and Anna Kendrick as Queen Poppy. Timberlake recorded “Can’t Stop the Feeling” for the first film and “The Other Side” for its sequel, Trolls World Tour.
“Better Place” is *NSYNC’s first new song since 2002. The pop group reunited for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013, and in 2018, got together once again for their Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony.
Trolls Band Together hits theaters on Nov. 17.