Michael Jackson’s ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ Debuts With Help From Usher + Justin Timberlake [VIDEO + AUDIO]
A new Michael Jackson song, titled ‘Love Never Felt So Good,’ made its debut last night (May 1) and the King of Pop got a little help his modern contemporaries. Usher danced along to the song as a snippet was played at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Meanwhile, the track was officially released to iTunes late last night, with Justin Timberlake lending his voice to help modernize the archived MJ song.
‘Love Never Felt So Good’ will be the first single off ‘Xscape,’ the second posthumous album following the singer’s death in 2009. In a collaboration between Epic Records and MJJ Music, the album will feature eight unreleased Michael Jackson songs which were selected by L.A. Reid to be reworked and retooled for release. Reid assembled a team comprising of Timbaland and other producers to fine-tune the previously abandoned songs. The album drops next week on May 13.
At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Reid introduced the song to the audience which featured a stage full of dancers wearing Michael Jackson’s signature outfits, and dancing to his signature moves in front of projections of the singer’s most famous music videos. Usher later appeared from a cloud of smoke and danced along to the song as if he were embodying the spirit of the late singer.
The original version of ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ was originally intended as a duet between Michael Jackson and Johnny Mathis back in 1983. Co-written by Jackson and legendary Paul Anka, the track was rewritten as a duet with Justin Timberlake for the ‘Xscape’ album. The deluxe edition of the ‘Xscape’ album will feature the original versions for all eight MJ songs in addition to their remixed counterparts.
What do you think, MJ fans, of the new song? Excited to hear more from ‘Xscape’?