It’s been nearly five years since we lost Michael Jackson, but a team of producers headed up by Timbaland and executive producer L.A. Reid have been hard at work helping keep his memory alive, most notably with an upcoming posthumous album Xscape, a collection of “contemporized” unreleased tunes reportedly mined from about 40 years’ worth of demos. During last night’s broadcast of the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, L.A. Reid officially debuted the album’s latest single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” with current R&B superstar Usher leading a team of dancers in some classic Jackson-esque choreography as the song played.
The cool thing about this tune is the era from which it hails—the “golden age” of Jackson’s career, right after Thriller hit the shelves. “Love Never Felt So Good” dates back to 1983, and features Michael Jackson in near-perfect voice over a classic disco vibe.
Two versions of the tune are currently in circulation: one with the King of Pop going solo, and one featuring guest vocals from Justin Timberlake. Both are worth a listen, so both are shared below. Xscape is slated for release on May 13 on Epic.