Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Michael Jackson Song Is Ping Only

Struggling to keep Ping even vaguely in the public conscious, Apple has managed to snag a major exclusive: the new Michael Jackson song will only be available over the musical social network. You can check out the song on the deceased artist’s Ping page, and it’s claimed that the song was written during the Thriller era.

Here’s the statement about the song, via the official website:

    A third song from the new Michael Jackson album MICHAEL is now being streamed free exclusively for one week in iTunes Ping, Apple’s new music-focused social network. The song “Much Too Soon” was written at the time of Thriller. Michael always liked the song and would pull it back out of the vaults for each subsequent album project but never found the right home for it; on the new album it finds its place as the bittersweet closing to the stellar collection. The song was written by Michael Jackson and produced by Michael Jackson and John McClain. David Campbell is featured on the strings. MICHAEL will be released December 14, 2010.

The song will be available in full on Ping for the entire week, yet is not currently up on Jackson’s own site. It’s an interesting move, considering Apple’s social network really has yet to fully take off among musicians and fans.

The first official single from MICHAEL is available for streaming now. The song entitled “Hold My Hand”, a duet with Akon, is a song they recorded in 2007. A handwritten note from Michael belonging to his Estate indicated his desire that “Hold My Hand” be the first single on his next project. However, in its unfinished state, the song leaked out in 2008. Akon recently completed the new and final production of “Hold My Hand.”, below is that song for you.

Source: and Youtube

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