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NSYNC releases ‘Better Place’ after two decades

    The iconic boy band NSYNC has made a comeback after over two decades, joining forces once again to create “Better Place,” their latest track featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming “Trolls” film.

    Last month, the teenage heartthrobs had playfully hinted at a reunion of their band. Their much-anticipated comeback was made official when they appeared together as a group at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the event, they had the honor of presenting an award to Taylor Swift, much to the joy of both her millennial admirers and fans around the globe.

    The latest song evokes the danceable bubblegum pop of the late ’90s and early 2000s, a genre that catapulted NSYNC to stardom. While the group, known for hits like “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and “Bye Bye Bye,” has reunited before, this marks their first release of new music since their 2001 album “Celebrity.”

    In 2002, Justin Timberlake revealed his decision to embark on a solo career, while in 2007, Lance Bass confirmed the official dissolution of the group, which also consisted of JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick as its members.

    “It started as a fun snowball fight that was becoming an avalanche. And, also, I was growing out of it. I felt like I cared more about the music than some of the other people in the group. And I felt like I had other music I wanted to make and that I needed to follow my heart,” Timberlake later said of his decision.

    At the age of 42, Timberlake has been a part of the “Trolls” franchise since 2016, and his Oscar-nominated hit single “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” was featured on the soundtrack of the first film.

    “Better Place” gives all five members a moment in the sun, while Timberlake helms the chorus.

    “When the stars align… got my brothers back together in the studio to work on something fun and the energy was special,” Timberlake posted on Instagram recently, teasing the new track.