Michael Jackson's New Single 'Love Never Felt So Good' Debuted

Usher features on King Of Pop's posthumous track.

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Michael Jackson's new single "Love Never Felt So Good" was debuted yesterday evening – click below to listen.

As NME notes, the track was premiered at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in LA last night. After initially being introduced by chairman and CEO of Epic records, LA Reid, Usher appeared onstage to perform with a troupe of dancers alongside the song.

"Love Never Felt So Good" was written by Paul Anka and originally recorded by Jackson in 1983. The song will feature on the singer's posthumous album "XSCAPE," which will be released on May 13 and features eight unreleased tracks worked on by producers including Timbaland.

It was previously reported that another song on "XSCAPE" tells the story of an abused 12-year-old who runs away from home and turns to prostitution. The lyrics reportedly include the lines: "She wrote that she is tired of stepdaddy using her/Saying that he'll buy her things, while sexually abusing her."

The tracklist for "XSCAPE" is as follows:

1. Love Never Felt So Good
2. Chicago
3. Loving You
4. A Place With No Name
5. Slave to the Rhythm
6. Do You Know Where Your Children Are7. Blue Gangsta8. Xscape

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    ibanez124
    It always has bothered me that albums are released long after the artist has died. It seems the record companies, and the families are trying to make money off a tragedy. I'm pretty sure Hendrix released more albums dead than alive.
    MichaelScarn
    I'm sure they have about 15-20 songs they are holding onto so they can periodically release songs from time to time and another album in 10 years
    The Spoon
    I don't think it's necessarily trying to capitalize off of his death, it's not like they released a whole bunch of stuff right as he died. It's been a good few years now, and it seems like their intent is more to keep his memory alive than to try and make money off the death.
    theclassicrock
    God the iHeartRadio awards were even worse than the Grammies. During the Alt rock section they gave this long speech about "Alternative rock is hard to define but we know what alt rock is." then went on to nominate four pop songs and only one alt rock song. Of course they gave it to Demons which was from the only one of the pop acts to even pretend to be rock. I mean seriously, who the **** nominated Lorde for a rock award?
    Salvo416
    This just isn't right.. Michaels vocals are too far back into the mix, this is what happens when you try to capitalize in someones legacy and incorporate it into modern day technology. They need to let him rest in peace. Release them as demos instead of updated songs with featured artists. The vocals were recorded in the 80s for gods sake.
    martha616
    Usher is such a tool. I was kinda looking forward to hearing until I saw his stupid name on the song. F U, Usher. You product! You plastic bag full of sh*t!!!
    Chickendirt
    Just let him rest in peace. A posthumous album works when it's released just after death (e.g Sublime, Jeff Buckley etc) but this is just trying to suck out all the money they can possibly get from his name
    Rocketpumpkin
    The vibe of this song is actually quite good. It's so unfortunate that they got that terrible dance scene in the awards. MJ always seemed to be a guy focused on the dance itself and when Usher showed up looking all smug and trying to showoff just ruined the experience of that couldve been a good MJ dedication.
    KerryKing01
    Bit 2 mainsterm 4 me im afrade. #HailToTheKerryKing
    MaTiMuS
    This dude is typical. He's trying to be different, but comes off as trying too hard to be funny.
    Tobester95
    Ruined the song by adding those sterile 2014 beats to an early 80s track. I'd rather they just stick out everything as it was when he died. If that was good enough for John Lennon, it's good enough for this.
    BobbyHill666
    7 year old boys never felt so good either, huh Mikey?
    Dannym95
    Actually, he was never found guilty of sexual abuse, bellend.
    MichaelScarn
    OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony were never found guilty of Murder
    bevski208
    And therefore someone in a totally unrelated case is guilty too? Jesus Christ that is atrocious logic...
    Doomzdayxx
    No, he just means that just because someone was not found guilty, doesn't necessarily mean that they didn't do it. We know that MJ is a weirdo and there have been several accusations of sexual offenses against him. Past the point of coincidence.Glad I could help. Is that logic better, Aristotle?
    crazyhorse174
    Neither was Jimmy Savile... but everyone knows its true.
    connorb13
    Shh. Leave him be.
    Jonagorn
    You've got to be either sick or a complete stupid cretin. There's more evidence that says Michael was a paedophile than the average paedophile. He clearly had a lot of ****ing issues, one of them - he liked children a bit too much. Just because you may like his music, doesn't mean you can ignore the fact that he was a paedo. Good riddance to the corpse, disgusting man.
    Jonagorn
    Christ, I didn't know so many people like paedophiles.
    the_bi99man
    It's not that they like pedophiles, it's that they don't like douchebags like you, who won't let it go, and probably troll every news article that even mentions MJ's name, reminding everybody that they're terrible people for enjoying the man's music. Fuck you, you pathetic piece of shit. Get a life.
    spyder52
    My fave track on the album will be "Do You Know Where Your Children Are"..
    GoodCharloteSux
    I guess I am one of the few that can separate the unfortunate personal life of someone who made some great pop tunes at some point.... With that said, this song is clearly a mediocre B-side of an overrated pop artist. Songs like Dirty Diana or Rock With You, thats some good some cool old school pop R&B... this is just some posthumous BS
    the_bi99man
    You're not "one of the few". People who can separate those things are the vast majority. It's just that the minority is always more vocal and obnoxious.
    Jonagorn
    Bloody paedo.
    slash&roses
    Too much trolling good sir
    KoRnpirate
    there's a difference between trolling and bullshit...
    Jonagorn
    Why are you defending a paedophile? It's a shame he died so soon, we could have tortured him/her - whatever the **** MJ was.
    Navi_96
    Yeah Jonagorn, go ahead and spread your hate over half the comment section. You're entitled to your opinion, but you're just forcing it down our throats right now. See what I did there?
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    If you have so much proof why don't you take it to the courts to try and re-open the case?
    Jonagorn
    The proof is there mate. Why should I? I just hate the ****ing disturbed **** that is Michael Jackson.
    Doomzdayxx
    How would he reopen a pedophile case if the pedophile is dead and gone?
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    Dude have you not seen this massive Jimmy Saville case? The guy's dead but they're having this huge investigation for things that supposedly happened in the 70's
    Doomzdayxx
    No I have not seen that case. I believe you. But I find it pointless to spend money on investigating a dead pedophile. What is the reasoning behind this?
    Doomzdayxx
    "6. Do you know where you're children are" If Jackson was still alive, I would have to assume that those children are naked, in his bed.
    Julia Heaven
    you don't know what's true, nobody knows it. And when he was spoken free by justice than he is a free man. I saw him in videos, interviews, songs, on stage, ... I don't think that he was able to do these things. He himself was a child and he loves to hang out with children but not in that way, like a pedo, no he made good friendships with them. I think children were the closest people in Mikes life.
    EnslaveTheWorld
    Slave to the Rhythm was awesome. But this was just so forgetable. I couldn't imagine MJ wanting to have this released.
    guilhermemandel
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    Trabalhe em sua casa! A FR Promotora tem um sistema de renda extra na área de divulgação e oferece ótimos ganhos para divulgar os serviços dela e o próprio sistema de Renda Extra. É uma oportunidade muito boa, a empresa é séria, existe desde 1998 e sempre trabalhou junto a Bancos, Financeiras e Seguradoras. Não é preciso comprar e nem vender nada, apenas divulgar. Apenas se cadastrando, seu ganho poderá ser de até R$250,00 semanal. Com Investimento de 25 reais, tenha uma renda extra podendo chegar a R$ 720,00 mensais. Isso sem ter que comprar e nem vender nada, apenas divulgar! O cadastro é grátis. Cadraste-se Através do Linlk: https://www.frpromotora.com/45074467 Nós trabalhamos com os Melhores Serviços do Brasil como: Sistema Renda Extra, Planos de Saúde, Empréstimos Consignado, Previdência Privada, Seguros de Vida, Hospedagem de Sites, Lojas Virtuais, Revenda de Lojas Virtuais e muito mais. Para saber mais sobre os serviços prestrados pela FR Promotora, acesse: https://www.frpromotora.com/45074467 Trabalhe em casa e obtenha uma renda extra! Junte-se a nós.
    sPIDER LICE
    I can't help but to feel really bad for all those little kids and there diolated sphincters. Michael very sinful person. Had way to much money and on drugs acting like a fool. He bought a stairway to.....
    Julia Heaven
    I like it. And Justin Timberlake is the only one who's able to understand Mikes music. He has a similar style. Stop abusing him. He was amazing, I guess. Stp calling him a pedo even if you don't know about the truth!
    FlameOn
    Damn, I think it's pretty good. Fans should be hearing it I reckon, and others if the songs are as good as that. I don't know about remixing, adding additional vocalists and stuff though =/ That's the part I don't like.
    riti
    I believe MJ did like the kids and there was no actual abuse but then he was totally misunderstood.
    andrew.kyle.351
    think it would be interesting if they got Rick Rubin to produce the next batch of MJ songs. He would do justice and has a lot of experience in different genres.