Posthumous Michael Jackson Track 'Chicago' Released

The Timbaland-produced song will appear on new album "Xscape."

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A new posthumous Michael Jackson track has emerged online.

The song, titled "Chicago," appears on the upcoming album "Xscape" which will be released on May 13 and features eight unreleased songs worked on by contemporary artists and producers.

AsĀ NME notes, the Timbaland-produced "Chicago" was originally titled "She Was Lovin' Me" when Jackson first recorded it in 1999, and it was meant to appear on his 2001 album "Invincible" but didn't make the cut. Listen to it below (via Nahright).

As "Xscape" executive producer Antonio "LA" Reid announced in a statement, he put together the eight tracks from the pop icon's vaults to put a contemporary edge on them. Other producers featuring on the album include Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and John McClain.

"Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with," Reid said (via Rolling Stone). "We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world."

Earlier, another track from the album, "Love Never Felt So Good," was released. It was written by Paul Anika and originally recorded by Jackson in 1983.

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    Theres usually a reason these songs never saw the light of day in an artists lifetime, and that's usually because they weren't very good. Gotta be honest these new tracks just aren't doing anything for me. Dont get me wrong I find them interesting, just not particularly enjoyable.
    They should still be released, though. It's just questionable if people should be profiting off of it (or if modern pop producers should be messing with the songs).
    great way to grab some cash of a dead man's back. Gotta love the "music" industry these days. And remember kids, don't download this because Micheal needs your money!
    This is one of those rare cases where I fully condone illegal downloading. It's still illegal, but whatever, no one should be getting money for this.
    It's a weird situation. The tracks aren't bad, but I don't think MJ would have wanted this. There's a reason he kept certain songs and recordings from being released. He was a perfectionist with his records and all these mediocre posthumous songs might ruin his legacy.