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Hear this: Michael Jackson’s new single is a duet with Justin Timberlake
Really, though, can you call a song “new” if it was recorded 31 years ago?
Michael Jackson died in 2009, but 2014 may be a big music year for the late King of Pop.
An album of previously unreleased Jackson songs, Xscape, will be released in the U.S. on May 13.
The first single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” is a bouncy disco-soul number Jackson wrote, produced, and sang in 1983 with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield. It has been updated by a team of producers, along with the other previously recorded songs from Xscape. Timbaland headed up the production team, and if this leading single is any indicator, the producer deftly updated the songs to give them a modern twist without stripping away the essentials.
There are two versions of the song; one is a duet with Justin Timberlake. Both were released by the official Michael Jackson VEVO account.
Which version do you like better?
Photo via Flickr/Zoran Veselnovic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Kate Knibbs is a notable tech reporter and pop culture essayist. A former staff writer for the Daily Dot, her work has appeared in Gizmodo, the Ringer, AV Club, Digital Trends, Popular Mechanics, and Time.