Thursday 21 September 2017

Posthumous Jackson song unveiled

An unheard song by Michael Jackson debuted at a US awards show
An unheard song by Michael Jackson debuted at a US awards show

An unheard Michael Jackson song has been unveiled almost five years after his death.

The track Love Never Felt So Good, from the late King of Pop's upcoming posthumous album, debuted at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The song, now available for purchase at all digital service providers and streaming at Music Unlimited, was written and originally recorded and produced by Jackson and Paul Anka in 1983 and has now been "contemporised".

A duet version of Love Never Felt So Good, with Jackson and Justin Timberlake, will also be available.

A total of eight previously unheard Jackson songs, originally recorded between 1983 and 1999, are to be unveiled.

The tracks will feature on a new album called Xscape, to be released on May 13, and have been given extra sparkle by well known producers such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and Stargate.

The boss of Epic Records in the US, LA Reid, was given unlimited access to a collection of recordings on which the singer had completed his vocals. He then brought in a series of studio wizards to rework the songs.

Jackson died in June 2009 as a result of an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol as he prepared to make a live comeback with a string of shows at London's O2 Arena.

Some unreleased material came out in 2010 on an album called Michael.

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