"Feels Like Love" is an uptempo dance-pop number in the key of B? minor. The song is about the power of music and dance to lower one's inhibitions. In the song's chorus Jackson asserts that music "feels like love" and that it "takes my body and I lose control". The lyrics describe a night spent dancing because music "gets me high when I'm feeling low."
The song was produced by Brandon Howard, son of Jackson family friend and singer Miki Howard. Jackson recorded the song while she was planning her wedding to Phillips. In an interview she explained that it put wedge in their relationship. At first, Jackson didn't want to record the song, "I was so against doing this song." Jackson explained that after making changes, the record "turn[ed] out differently. And I like it very much." 
The song is Jackson's first single in almost exactly five years, since 2009's "Home". It was released as a digital download by online music retailers on July 21, 2014.