"Love Never Felt So Good" is the lead single from Jackson's forthcoming album Xscape. Epic Records will release the special set and the label's own L.A. Reid led the charge. Browsing through tons of Michael's old demos from throughout the years, Reid gave the ones with potential to producers like Timbaland, Stargate and Rodney Jerkins. The tracks were mixed with more contemporary sounds and "Love Never Felt So Good" was one of the eight songs that made the cut.
Jackson wrote "Love Never Felt So Good" in 1983, which is the year he probably first cut the track in the studio. According to Billboard, John McClain, co-executor of Michael's estate, produced the new version of "Love" for Xscape. There will be three versions of the song on the album's deluxe edition: the new version with Jackson alone or featuring Timberlake along with the original recording.
With "Love Never Felt So Good," the disco-pop sound of Jackson's early catalog is revisited with a modern edge. Timberlake opens the track with a commanding "dance" before Michael comes in with his smooth vocals. Over the track's breezy production, the two superstars make sure to lay the charm thick in their respective verses. "Tell me, if you really love me / It's in and out my life," Jackson sings on the show-stopping chorus. Timberlake breathes some new life into Michael's newly-polished gem.
Jackson's new album Xscape will be released on May 13. The solo version of the track was recently premiered at the iHeartMusic Radio Awards with a special dance tribute from Usher. He pulled off a bunch of Jackson's classic moves with ease.