The lead single from 'The King of Pop' Michael Jackson's forthcoming posthumous album “Xscape” was unveiled on American TV. “Love Never Felt So Good” made its debut on American network NBC, 30 years after it was recorded.
Jackson wrote and demoed the track in 1983, and it was recorded by singer Johnny Mathis the year after. An updated version song was played along with videos and graphics of Jackson dancing and accompanying on-stage dancers at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The new version will appear on the forthcoming Jackson album “Xscape”, a compilation of previously unreleased tracks, of which “Love Never Felt So Good” is the lead single. The Jackson estate described it as “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.”
The album will also feature performances from contemporary pop acts including Justin Timberlake, Mary J Blige and nu-soul artist D'Angelo.