Grabbed the single off iTunes this morning and listened to it 5-6 times on my way to work, and then listened to the JT remix on the VEVO on YouTube.
I prefer the solo version over the remix, mostly because I feel McClain and Tuinfort's production feels more carefree and suits the era of the demo better. I like the piano, the strings and the little guitar rifs on the solo version and love the instrumental bridge, but wish the bass stood out a bit more throughout the song and find the percussion / snare disruptively inconsistent in places.
Overall I'm happy with it though and, some nitpicking (percussion) aside, I don't think I it's better or worse than what I expected. However, something I find myself very aware of is the fact that, of the six songs on the album that we've heard in their original / demo form, this is the only one that's basically just a one track (as in non multi-track) jam session with MJ singing to a piano melody. A Place With No Name, Slave To The Rhythm, Do You Know Where Your Children Are, Blue Gangsta and Xscape are all very much fleshed out, lyrically complete, and feature polished production work by Michael and his team. And I think that jam session feeling adds a hell of a lot of charm to the original while at the same time making this remix a bit more jarring than I expect the other contemporisations to be.
I guess what I'm saying is that I might end up preferring the original jam session-like demo to this remix... So far so good though -- I like the remix, loved the performance last night (though I wish they'd done the whole song) and think it's cool they released a second remix featuring JT. I have no idea how it will do on the charts -- if I learned anything from watching the award show last night it is how out of touch I am with what passes as popular music these days -- but obviously hope it will do well.
Edit: I am very much looking forward to the album -- as someone who considers Dangerous, HIStory and Blood On The Dance Floor to represent MJ's artistic and creative peak (and who is also fascinated with the work he did in the early 2000's) I couldn't be happier with the tracklist, and I also feel that these songs lend themselves to some very creative contemporisation / remix production -- much more so than LNFSG did.