Although recorded in 1983, critics say this unearthed Michael Jackson track is right at home in today’s pop music world. Die hard fans are sure to love this one. At the very least, this track has the solid MJ sound—in our opinion, anyway. Will it be another standout, blockbuster track for the late pop icon? Time and fans will tell. Meanwhile, we’ve provided a link to the CNN story on this, which includes audio of the song for your listening pleasure and/or critique.
Michael Jackson song from 1983 released; first single from ‘new’ album
By Alan Duke, CNN
The death in 2009 of superstar Michael Jackson, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 50, sent shockwaves around the world.
Los Angeles (CNN) — A song Michael Jackson recorded 31 years ago is out, the first single from the upcoming Xscape album.
Jackson wrote, recorded and produced “Love Never Felt So Good” with Paul Anka in 1983, but it has been “contemporized” by Anka and Jackson estate co-executor John McClain, according to an Epic Records news release.
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,” the label said.
The track debuted during the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night. Online music services, including iTunes, have it for downloading starting early Friday morning, Epic said.