Listen: Michel Jackson’s “XSCAPE” From Forthcoming Posthumous Release
Michael Jackson's posthumous album XSCAPE will be released May 13. The project features a collection of eight unreleased Jackson tracks put in the hands of some of the best producers in the genre, among them, Timabland, Stargate, John McClain, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and Rodney Jerkins, who co-wrote the title track and was present for the original recording during Jackson's 2001 sessions for his final album, Invincible.
Personnel on the forthcoming album includes Questlove (because, of course), Mary J. Blige, bassist Pino Palladino, Jesse Johnson (former guitarist for The Time), D'Angelo and Eric Leeds, among others. Now, you can hear the title track to the album courtesy of Okayplayer.
"XSCAPE" is full of the hooks, key changes and sparkling vocals we came to expect from MJ over the course of his sensational career. Listen to the full track below and try not to dance in your cubicle.