Posthumous Michael Jackson Album XSCAPE to Be Released
A posthumous album from Michael Jackson will be released on May 13 via Epic Records. XSCAPE features eight previously unreleased recordings that have been re-structured by producers such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon. The album will be available in multiple formats as well as a deluxe edition featuring the original MJ recordings.
Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid described the process, saying, “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.” Reid also said the producers added a “fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity.”