Friday, November 5, 2010

New Michael Jackson music!

  Finally, Sony has officially announced Michael Jackson's first posthumous album of unreleased music and has also unveiled the cover art for the highly anticipated release. The official announcement came yesterday at the singer's official webpage, and it reads as follows:

  The much anticipated album of newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson entitled MICHAEL will be released on December 14 by Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson. Tomorrow, an exclusive teaser for the project will appear on; on Monday, November 8th the world premiere of “Breaking News,” a full track from the album, will stream on the site for one week only.

  The creative process never stopped for the King of Pop who was always planning for his next album; unbeknownst to many fans around the world Michael Jackson was writing and recording songs continuously everywhere from a friend’s home in New Jersey to studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a small group of handpicked collaborators. Now, through the unique stories that will be told about the songs that comprise MICHAEL, fans will get mind-blowing insight into how this artist worked and a chance to hear the songs he most recently created along with tracks that Michael had a desire to bring to fruition.

  “Breaking News,” a never heard before song by Michael that appears on the new album was recorded in New Jersey in 2007 and recently brought to completion. Fans can begin pre-ordering the album on in the next 24 hours.

  The attached image of the album cover of MICHAEL was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.

  As the press release pointed out, a teaser for the new song, "Breaking News", was posted today on the singer's webpage and it sounds amazing! It reminds me of a modern take on his 1995 song, "Tabloid Junkie", which was clearly aimed at the scrutiny of the press towards him. Check out a snippet of the song below!

  Sony Music has yet to provide any further information about the tracklisting of the record or the collaborators and producers featured in it, but names such as Teddy Riley or Rodney Jerkins are said to be attached to the project.

  It is still hard to accept the fact that Michael is no longer with us, but I'm sure both his classic songs and his new music will keep him alive for generations to come. After years and years of wait, fans will finally be able to listen to what he was preparing for such a long time in his recording studio. This will surely be a very long weekend for many of us.

  Are you excited for Michael Jackson's new album? Tell me all about it in the comments!

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