Xscape is the second posthumous compilation album of previously unreleased tracks by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It will be released on May 9, 2014 by Epic Records and MJJ Music. It is the second album of new material that the estate has released in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, since Jackson's death in late June 2009. L.A. Reid, chairman of Epic Records, curated and executively produced the album, enlisting Timbaland to lead a team of record producers to re-tool and contemporize the eight recordings selected to complete the album. Producers who worked on the album include StarGate, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, John McClain, and Rodney Jerkins. Jerkins produced the title song and also is the only original song producer to work on the final productions. American band The Time's former guitarist Jesse Johnson will make a guest appearance on the album, along with fellow American artists Mary J Blige, Questlove, and D'Angelo.
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 garnered mixed to positive reviews for the album with critics divided over the quality of the records. "Love Never Felt So Good" was announced as the official lead single to premiere on May 1, 2014. A deluxe edition of the album will also include all of the songs in their original forms as well as one bonus track and two videos.
Тип релиза: Альбом
Дата релиза: 9 мая 2014
Битрейт: 249 кбит/с