Michael Jackson – Xscape
The wait for a new Michael Jackson track can stop now. The title track and single for Michael Jackson's upcoming L.A. Reid/Timbaland curated album Xscape has been released, and it's refreshing to hear M.J.'s irreplaceable vocals half a decade after his passing. The track is produced by Rodney Jerkins, and actually sounds like something that Jackson very well could have wanted to make. The mechanical, hard-hitting funk of "Xscape" wouldn't have felt out of place on the radio a decade or two ago, nor would it feel like an outlier if it were to become an FM hit in today's pop landscape. Xscape is set for a May 13 release date.