The [expected] next release from Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous record Xscape has found its way online.

Chicago, produced by Timbaland, was unveiled earlier this morning on the Michael Jackson Playstation 4 store, where a new track will be streamed every day up until the release of the new album next Monday (13th May).

According to Sony, “Michael Jackson fell in love with Chicago (a/k/a She Was Lovin’ Me) the first time he heard it. Written by songwriter, producer and former Sony VP Cory Rooney, a scratch demo was sent to Jackson in Los Angeles in 1999. Within days, Jackson was on a flight to New York City, ready to record the song at The Hit Factory in midtown Manhattan. Jackson sings in his lower register in the verses over an ominous beat, slowly painting a story of an illicit affair, before unleashing a torrent of pain and regret in the chorus”.

Put simply, Chicago sounds brilliant! Stream below (via RapDose), and hit the iTunes link to preorder Xscape, now:


  1. Dope! This new album is gonna be unreal. Can’t wait to see MJ own all the charts once again.

  2. This song was a ‘miss’ for me. This is MICHAEL JACKSON music, NOT club music or 95.7 ‘the beat’. The beat totally took away from the tracks integrity and drowned out Michaels voice. The only good thing I can say is that Michael was on fire with the vocals and lyrics. His voice gave me chills and reminds me why i miss him. But they should listen to what Michael said, really take his advice and not remix or “finish” his music. “I don’t like it when they come in and change my music”- Michael Jackson

  3. Michael’s voice on this track is smooth as silk. You get the sexy smooth tones, with his more feelings of betrayal in the chorus. I love this song so much. This doesn’t have a club beat feel to me, it just feels like a song you could put on in the car and cruise with Michael’s voice. Just beautiful…

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