Xscape by Michael Jackson


Summary

Xscape is the second posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released on May 13, 2014 by Epic Records and MJJ Music. It is the eleventh album released by Sony and Motown since Jackson's death in June 2009. L.A. Reid, chairman of Epic Records, curated and served as executive producer for the album enlisting Timbaland to lead a team of record producers, including StarGate, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, John McClain, and Rodney Jerkins, to remix and contemporize the eight selected tracks. Jerkins produced the title song and is the only original song producer to work on the final productions.

Xscape was promoted across the Sony group of companies; Sony Mobile used a snippet of "Slave to the Rhythm" in their advertising campaign for the Xperia Z2 mobile phone. Early reviews have been mixed to positive. "Love Never Felt So Good" was announced as the official lead single to premiere on May 1, 2014. The deluxe edition of the album includes all of the songs in their original forms as well as one bonus track and two videos.