mj-xscape-deluxe

Michael Jackson “XSCAPE”

I stated before that I was curious with excitement, not skepticism, to hear new Michael Jackson off this possibly contrived upcoming album, XSCAPE. Today, I get my first real preview of it as the title track, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins can be heard below.

For me, it passes the test.

I vibed with the early 2000s feel to the record, which makes sense given OKP‘s added info that the vocals were from MJ’s Invisible 2001 session. At the end of the day, this one is an upbeat, feel-good, catchy single that I’m going to test out this weekend at a party. I think it will pass with the masses as well, but hear for yourself and see if you agree.

The album, XSCAPE, drops May 13th.

*Tibs Fav.

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