Justin Timberlake Reveals Michael Jackson Duet on ‘Xscape’
Thanks to the powers of Instagram, Justin Timberlake just shocked the world with a huge revelation — he’s on Michael Jackson‘s posthumous album, ‘Xscape.’ In the photo, JT revealed the single art for ‘Love Never Felt So Good,’ the track he (apparently!) sings on.
The art emulates the cover of the album, which features the late King of Pop in a futuristic-looking space suit. However, in the ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ version, the graphics have been tinted with gold, making Jackson’s helmet appear to look almost like a golden gramophone. (Hinting at a future Grammy Award, perhaps?) Even his suit has a different vibe. In the original, it appears more sparkly silver, but this version — which is tinted with gold, black and purple — sparkles with many multi-colored flecks. It’s some intense — yet colorful — artwork.
In addition to Timberlake’s tune — which is the first on the album — the record will feature seven other songs. And considering JT just dropped this huge news, maybe we can expect some other big-name duets on the album. The way the highly-anticipated record is being produced, it is taking eight unreleased songs from Jackson’s vault and “contemporizing” them with modern technology. L.A. Reid handpicked the tunes, which have been worked on by Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome ‘Jroc’ Harmon and John McClain. Timbaland serves as the lead producer. (You can see the full track list for the album here.)
The album has already garnered much buzz already, but JT’s announcement will only build up the excitement even more. We can’t wait to hear it!