No, it’s not Throwback Thursday, but it might as well be with the unveiling of the new music video for Michael Jackson’s single Love Never Felt So Good (we swear, it’s 2014).
The track, originally written and recorded by Jackson in 1983, features Justin Timberlake on vocals, and he, of course, co-stars in the nostalgic promo which shows clips of classic MJ videos interspersed with shiny, happy kids of all colours, shapes and sizes.
The main attraction for fans of the track, we suppose, is a slick-looking Justin Timberlake mimicking all of the King of Pop’s dance moves (although the moonwalk is conspicuously absent). He even breaks out a modernized version of the famous MJ jacket (it’s black, this time).
The track is the debut single for Xscape, which was released on May 13 by Epic Records in partnership with Jackson’s estate.
The album sits at No. 3 on the iTunes chart as of today, while the song is at No. 12 on the singles chart. Maybe the video will boost the rather underwhelming placement.
The track is the debut single for “Xscape,” which will be released on May 13 by Epic Records in partnership with Jackson’s estate.
The album will feature eight previously unreleased songs from Jackson that were recorded between 1983 and 1999.
The track will no doubt be a winner with fans of the King of Pop – it combines Jackson’s infectious vocals over a catchy beat (reminiscent of Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough) with JT adding his own swagger to the song.
Jackson, one of the most influential artists in music, having sold 1 billion records worldwide, died in 2009 at age 50 in Los Angeles from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. The powerful drug was given to him by his personal physician while he was rehearsing for a series of 50 comeback concerts in London.
He hadn’t put out a new studio effort since 2006, and now we may have two Justin Timberlake albums in the same year.
According to Rolling Stone, Roots drummer Questlove leaked news of a second volume to JT’s “The 20/20 Experience” later this year.
“Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now . . . 10 songs later= 20 vision).”
Timberlake has been in full-on promo mode for “The 20/20 Experience,” which is set to be released tomorrow. He recently pulled double duties on “Saturday Night Live” as host and musical guest, did an extended run alongside Questlove on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week, and performed Saturday night at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Timberlake and Jay-Z kick off their “Legends of the Summer” tour on July 17 in Toronto at Rogers Centre, and make their way to Vancouver’s BC Place on July 31.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are joining forces for a 12-city North American run of stadiums, and it includes two stops in the Great White North.
The tour, confidently called “The Legends of the Summer,” kicks off on July 17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto and makes its way to Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium on July 31. The trek ends on August 16 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Tickets for the Canadian dates go on sale to the general public on February 28, but early birds can take advantage of a special Live Nation presale here.
The tour is in support of Timberlake’s highly anticipated studio album, “The 20/20 Experience,” which is set to be released March 19 on RCA Records. The 10 track album features the hit single “Suit & Tie” (watch below), which features Jay-Z.
Here’s the full set of dates:
July 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 19 New York, NY Yankee Stadium
July 22 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 26 San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park
July 28 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl July 31 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
August 4 Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium
August 6 Detroit, MI Ford Field
August 8 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
August 10 Boston, MA Fenway Park
August 13 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 16 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium
Justin Timberlake posted a little Valentine’s Day treat for fans today.
The pop singer dropped the video for his first single, “Suit & Tie,” online, which stars Jay-Z and sees Timberlake doing his darndest to channel Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson in the old school black and white clip.
The video was directed by David Fincher, whose extensive film credits include “Fight Club,” “Seven,” “Zodiac” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” He’s delved into music videos in the past, helming Madonna’s “Vogue,” Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Roy Orbison’s “She’s a Mystery to Me” and many others.