The King of Pop's legend lives on!
This may come as a surprise to many that nearly 5 years after Michael Jackson passed away, he has a new album coming out this May. Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced the release of MJ's second posthumous album entitled "Xscape" last Monday. The songs were found during a search by L.A. Reid, the chairman and chief executive of the label, who was granted unlimited access by the singer’s estate to his archives. Mr. Reid provided a list of potential tracks as well as the recordings to the album’s producers.
"Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world," Reid said. "Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world."
This is an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks by the late singer as is already available for preorder on iTunes. All eight tracks had complete vocals but wre in various stages of production. "Xscape" takes its title from one of the songs but Epic has not yet released a tracklist.
Michael Jackson's Twitter account announced the news and release date along with a teaser video.
Watch the teaser video below!
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