We at Screen Rant don’t usually cover music news, but today we’re making a rare exception for the titular track from This Is It, the documentary footage of what would have been the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s final tour. The song is now streaming free online, and we know a lot of MJ fans out there may want to have a listen, ASAP.
The song’s piano intro, string accompaniment and back-up vocals give it a lush feel while the funky guitar track is quintessential MJ. No sha-mo’s to speak of and he’s leaned off the exhalations that the world’s been using as shorthand for him for decades, but his genius is not mine to question.
The album on which you’ll find this song is the companion piece to Sony’s This Is It, the film compiling rehearsal footage from what was to be Jackson’s suppossed final world tour. The record will get a worldwide release on October 26th and 27th. In case you’ve been living under a rock in a galaxy 50 million lightyears from here, Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009.
Check out the video below to hear the track for yourself:
Michael sounds calm throughout the song, which is unusual, although not unprecedented (see: “The Girl is Mine” with Paul McCartney). What do you think of what could be the last new song ever to be heard from one of the most influential entertainers in human history?
This Is It hits theaters October 30th, 2009 – though if you weren’t one of the lucky few to snag the almost immediately sold-out tickets, you might have to wait a bit to see it.
Source: Michael Jackson’s Website