New Michael Jackson Music Out May 13
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:16:20
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New music from the late King of Pop Michael Jackson? YES!
On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Xscape, an album of new music by the singer.
The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on this new album.
For the ultimate fan experience, Xscape will also be available as a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form.
The standard and deluxe editions can be pre-ordered iTunes.
Xscape is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson's archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.
Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's essence and integrity. It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing." The album's lead producer Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson's work.
"Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world," remarked L.A. Reid. "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."
The title of this album honors Michael's album naming process. The late King of Pop always chose a song from the album to name his projects and used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project.
Will you Xscape with M. Jackson on May 13?