Dutch house DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand has worked his magic on the new Michael Jackson single “Love Never Felt So Good.” The Fedde Le Grand mix, which will be released on May 19th, was premiered by Danny Howard yesterday on BBC Radio 1. The track is the first single to be pulled from the new Michael Jackson album, Xscape , out in America on Tuesday.
“Love Never Felt So Good,” which is out now on iTunes, is also available as a duet version with Justin Timberlake. The duet version is available exclusively on the deluxe edition of Xscape. The track was written and originally recorded and produced by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka in 1983, around the time they recorded “This Is It.” Produced by John McClain, co-executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson, the contemporized recording is a magic combination of the new and the original production that retains the track’s analog, early 80s feel, while also sounding right at home with the disco-soul inflected music of today. USA Today wrote, ‘old school snap and tingle with warm leaping strings that recall the melodic and rhythmic punch of Jackson’s work with Quincy Jones.”
While Timbaland is the main producer on Xscape, the record will also feature production work from global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain. Xscape will be released as a standard eight track album and as a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. Listen to the fantastic Fedde Le Grand mix of “Love Never Felt So Good” below.