Even through death, Michael Jackson’s music lives.
Fans of the pop star will be excited to learn that his new album, XSCAPE, has a May 13th release date. Nearly five years after his untimely death, Epic Records released a statement on obtaining the rights to his work.
“After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, L.A. Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers to ‘contemporize’ the songs while retaining Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard.”
Michael tagged producers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, and John McClain for eight of the new songs featured on the album.
“Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.” co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said in the press release.
His posthumous project will feature all the recordings in their original form and will be available in deluxe edition and for pre-order beginning today (Apr 1).