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Hear Michael Jackson's New Timbaland-Produced Track 'Chicago'

05/05/2014 04:31 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2014
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Another selection from "Xscape," Michael Jackson's posthumous album, has arrived, finally revealing a track with Timbaland behind the boards. CNN reports that "Chicago" was originally recorded with plans to place it on Jackson's 2001 album "Invincible," but never made it past the cutting room floor. Fifteen years later, Timbaland has added his own spin on the song, once titled "She Was Lovin' Me," giving it a "contemporized" feeling.

According to the album's linear notes, "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."

Listen to "Chicago" below, via Nah Right, and pick up "Xscape" on May 13.

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