The first official single from Michael Jackson's posthumous album, "Michael", has been released and it features a duet with RnB singer Akon. "Hold My Hand" is a mid-tempo song written by Akon and Claude Kelly which was leaked a while ago, only this time it features more vocals by Michael and a much finished musical production.
One of Michael's nephews, Taj Jackson, took his twitter to speak about the track:
"HOLD MY HAND" was the last song my uncle Michael every played to me in person. He was SO PROUD OF IT. I'll never forget that smile he had on his face as the song played through the speakers (in his room) at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. After the song was over, he asked me what I honestly thought of it. I told him it was a worldwide number one song and that it was going to be a huge. He was so happy to hear that.
I did give the song one slight criticism though. I told my uncle that he needed to be singing more in the chorus and at the end of the song... lol. I said that we (the fans) would want to hear his voice more. :-)
Hold my Hand" will be officially released tomorrow, November 15th. I'm definitely excited to buy it as soon as it becomes available knowing that the moment I play it, I will instantly remember the day my uncle first played it to me. It's these memories of him that I hold on to and cherish with all my heart. Words can't express how much I love and miss my uncle Michael.
Taj's statement about the song is very relevant, considering he and the rest of the Jackson family have been very critical regarding the authenticity of some of the Cascio tracks such as "Breaking News" included in the forthcoming Epic release, "Michael".
The single is available for purchase November 15th on iTunes. Click below to listen to "Hold My Hand"! Are you looking forward for more unreleased music from the King of Pop?