Hot on the heels of a brand new Michael Jackson track (‘Breaking News’) appearing on his official website and the announcement of his brand new album ‘Michael’ comes word through that Michael’s brand new official single is called ‘Hold My Hand’.
The track, which first leaked in 2008 in a very raw form, was co-written by and is a duet with Akon and has been completely re-produced for the release of the new LP.
Says Akon, “The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it. But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become an incredible, beautiful, anthemic song. I’m so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all time idols.”
The track is set for a global release on Monday November 15 Australian time and will impact on the eastern seaboard at 4:01pm AEDST.
It will first be unveiled at www.michaeljackson.com and will be released digitally shortly thereafter.
Meanwhile, Sony has also revealed the tracklisting for the new LP – ten tracks featuring duets with Akon, 50 Cent and even rocker Lenny Kravitz.
‘Michael’ will be released locally on Friday December 10.
01. Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon)
02. Hollywood Tonight
03. Keep Your Head Up
04. (I Like) The Way You Love Me
05. Monster (Featuring 50 Cent)
06. Best Of Joy
07. Breaking News
08. (I Can’t Make It) Another Day (Featuring Lenny Kravitz)
09. Behind The Mask
10. Much Too Soon