The first single from Michael Jackson’s album Xscape has been released called “Love Never Felt So Good.” The song premiered last night on the iHeartRadio Awards on NBC to a killer choreographed routine performed by Usher.
Xscape‘s label, Epic Records, said the song has “a magic combination of the new and the original production that retains the track’s analog, early 80s feel, while also sounding right at home with the disco-soul inflected music of today.”
“Love Never Felt So Good” was originally recorded 31 years ago. Paul Anka helped produce and record the song back in 1983. The entire album has been curated and produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. He, with the help of others, is responsible for its sound while retaining Jackson’s essence and sincerity.
“It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, and John McClain.” [YouTube description]
The King of Pop’s single was uploaded to YouTube yesterday already getting 300,000+ views, with 14,000+ thumbs up and just over 100 thumbs down. Michael Jackson is currently trending on Facebook and Twitter receiving a lot of traffic about the premiere and his album release on May 13.
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