Michael Jackson Is Still Alive Online

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Michael Jackson is still alive in the hearts of many. Five years after his unfortunate passing, a new album will be released by the King of Pop entitled XScape. The online world is buzzing with news about the new record which will drop May 13th 2014.

The new album cover is absolutely stunning and simple. Jackson gives off a stare that peeks out of his futuristic see-through glittered outfit, the look in those eyes, it is an intense glare which says “I’m still here” and “I’m not going anywhere.” Hard to believe even five years later that Jackson is no longer here performing.

Jackson son is more than just a musical icon, he is a force which everyone will never forget. His range was like no other and his dancing was insanely original for its time. His music spanned generations and infected pop culture with its hauntingly good vocal work.

When Elvis passed away there were many fanatics hoping he never really died. Maybe they thought he just took a vacation or went into hiding. It gave birth to the slogan “Elvis Lives,” and as Jackson’s fans gear up for the release of these eight new songs re-worked by L.A. Reid, perhaps a new slogan will be born. Thanks to Reid, it’s as though Jackson never really left, that he is still here fighting for love and for the love of making music for the world. In many ways, Jackson is still alive. Online, and in the memories and hearts of the people who loved him.

Reid had an exclusive grab of Jackson’s musical archives. Songs which never got released. Only eight songs were re-worked with a handful of hit making producers to help Reid design a new modern sound to Michael’s vocal work. Only eight. Imagine the gold mine of other secret tracks available to only a few ears? This begs the question: How many songs are in the archives to keep Jackson’s legacy going?

Music in an intangible and everlasting source of joy for many. Jackson set out to write songs which not only hit the top of the charts, but moved people, gave people a sense of belonging, or comfort. Hopefully the new album will hold the same purpose in at least some of the tracks.

Two songs fans can look forward to hearing on the new album are the title track, Xscape and Chicago, produced by Timbaland. Reid calls the re-tooling of the album a “Contemporizing” new take on Jackson’s original ideas.

These days, people talk about stories “breaking” the internet. Jackson broke the charts with recording Thriller, the highest selling album of all time. The video for Thriller was one of the most influential music videos ever in terms of creativity and slick choreography.

It is too bad there will not be any new videos featuring Michael Jackson to go along with the new music. Those would have been something to see! Jackson took pride in being a perfectionist who delivered the whole package, not just the songs. However, there is nothing to complain about now that word of the new album has come out online. More than just promotional material has popped up, but stories about why Jackson’s music still matters to the world. It’s through these shared stories that will help keep Jackson alive forever.

Opinion By Katie Sevigny

Sources:

New York Daily News

15 Responses to "Michael Jackson Is Still Alive Online"

  1. Sophie   April 21, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I ment to say Michael Jackson’s album will be out on the May of 13th on 2014 I love you MJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for you my love in my heart in my soul for you I love you Michael Jackson xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Sophie Cullen   April 21, 2014 at 7:13 am

    OMG Michael Jackson is alive omg he’s alive but I’m glad he’s safe and also I can’t wait for his new album in 2014 it comes out on May 23rd of 2014 that’s the day wen Michael Jackson’s album comes out xxxxx love ya MJ xxxxxxx

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  3. Matheus   April 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Can’t wait to hear this album… Great article 😀

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  4. Abbas   April 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you so much for everything Michael. I’m sorry for how we treated you.

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  5. corlista1   April 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Can’t wait to hear this album – both CDs. Awesome news! There is hardly anyone in the field of entertainment that hasn’t been influenced and/or inspired by Michael Jackson. Why do you think ppl keep searching for “the next MJ”? He is the pinnacle. Great article. Thx.

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  6. wayne   April 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    i am a grat fan of micheal jackson the new album is great with do u know

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  7. Andrew MJsOldestfan   April 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    All I will say is I am one of the beLIEvers of the world. In MY opinion, Michael JOE Jackson is VERY MUCH ALIVE, SAFE, HEALTHY and is truly on this planet in the flesh. I beLIEve and am PROUD OF IT!!!!

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  8. Sue Jackson   April 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thank you, Kate Sevigny, for your excellent article regarding MJ’s new album! Pre-ordered and looking forward to celebrating Michael’s unreleased songs and legacy! 🙂

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  9. Mary Kapa   April 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I love you Michael Jackson ~ I miss you so …..

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  10. Mark Bentley   April 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

    You don’t get to the top of the Mountain, as Jackson did, and ever lose relevance. He will always matter, new music releases or no. He is a vital, epic, hugely influential, definitively successful, supremely beloved, and utterly unique part of music history.

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  11. Radhika   April 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Very well written and so true. Michael is still very loved by millions. Preordered my copy already 🙂

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  12. dragonspen   April 4, 2014 at 5:35 am

    It’s true what they say – legends never die.

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  13. TheresaB   April 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Good story. The writer captures why he is so loved by his fans. His artist legacy is thriving.

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  14. juney07   April 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    So looking forward to this album, particularly the second CD of Michael’s originals.

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  15. Helen Scott   April 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Good Article. MJ is Iconic.

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