I never know what people have or haven’t heard, but I was unaware until just recently that a posthumous Michael Jackson album is coming out this year. It’s not surprising considering that Michael Jackson is currently the hottest selling dead celebrity, but I think there’s a lot of potential for this project. I remember hearing all the time in 2007 that Michael Jackson was doing a lot of recording. So there’s good chance there could be some good stuff here, not like they’re just scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The album entitled “Michael” is due out December 10th and new song “Breaking News” is now streaming on M.J.’s site. Sony records says it’s not the first commercial single so I guess it’s just another track on the album, but I like it. It doesn’t have a really catchy hook, but it’s arrangement and rhythm are great and it’s been growing on me. So I’m excited for this release, I hope there will be a big, catchy, breakout single but even if it’s just stuff like “Breaking News” I’ll be content, long live the king.