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If you thought that Michael Jackson's death would stop him from releasing more music, well, you'd be wrong! These days, that doesn't stop artists. Michael even managed to make a duet with Justin Timberlake called "Love Never Felt So Good," from his posthumous Xsape album, which will be released this month.

If the famous high-pitched Jackson pipes sound just like they did around the time he released Thriller, well, there's a reason for that -- he recorded the song in 1983, just a year after Thriller was released. Justin Timberlake would have been 2 years old at the time, so presumably he waited to work on his vocals a bit before singing atop Jackson's performance.

Justin has long been an admitted fan of Jackson, saying that his album Justified was heavily influenced by the iconic and tragic artist. Listening to the two sing together, it does sound like a natural match. Check it out:

Well, what did you think? So far on Twitter and YouTube, fan reaction is pretty positive. In my opinion, it's no "Rock With You," but it's decent. It will probably be a big hit on the club scene.

Still, there's a reason these posthumously-released songs are usually left in the archives. That's because no one really thought they were worth releasing at the time -- and with good reason. But with no real new Michael Jackson songs possible, fans will have to take what they can get.

What do you think of the new song?


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