The King of Pop’s latest musical album Xscape, already has preorders available on iTunes Epic Records recently announced. The album title is derived from one of the new singles. Jackson and Jerkins co-wrote and co-produced the song Xscape.
Michael Jackson‘s music has been contemporized by several producers who Epic Chairman, L.A. Reid, believes have the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work.
“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” L.A. Reid said.
Timbaland is the lead producer for Xscape, with contributions from Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome J-Roc Harmon and Michael Jackson‘s estate executor John McClain, the release said. Timberland had previously revealed that Michael Jackson was working on the project for Epic Records.
Sony’s Columbia Epic Records, Michael Jackson‘s record label for three decades, signed a long term deal with Jackson’s estate to posthumously release music from the large archives of his recordings.
L.A. Reid has been granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Michael Jackson had completed his vocals. The Epic release included a quote from Michael Jackson‘s estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain supporting the new album.
Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds,” the Epic release stated. “He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision,” John McClain said.
Michael Jackson died at age fifty on June 25, 2009, while preparing for his This Is It comeback tour. Here’s looking forward to May 13, 2014 the day Xscape will be officially released.