On May 13th the Estate and Sony will be releasing the next official Michael Jackson album: Xscape. pic.twitter.com/zMF3pPuNBN
— Michael Jackson Love (@MJJNews) March 31, 2014
On May 13, 2014, Michael Jackson will return. You will be able to hear all new music from the late legend on a new album titled “Xscape.” Epic Records announced today that L.A. Reid has executive produced the new album:
After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, 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 … The new album will feature eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form. Both the standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere.
The title of the new album pays homage to Michael Jackson’s album naming process. Reportedly, he always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with his album Thriller, he only used one word titles. John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of Michael Jackson’s Estate told Epic Records that, “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.”