A new Michael Jackson album has aired for the first time in a hotel in London according to the Evening Standard.
Xscape is the King of Pop’s second collection of ‘new’ material since his death in 2009.
journalists were permitted to hear the album once, after being scanned for electronic devices, but not allowed to know song titles or write anything constituting a review.
“Michael left behind some performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” Epic Records head, LA Reid, said.
It’s a lively, inventive collection, though at eight songs it constitutes the bare minimum of what could be called an album. Either this means the barrel is now completely scraped or, more likely, Sony is holding plenty back for further lucrative releases.
Xscape is due for release on May 13 and available for pre-order on itunes now!