A few days ago Song Music announced that they would be releasing a new Michael Jackson album on December 14th, simply entitled Michael. They also revealed that the first single from the album would be called Breaking News, which was reportedly recorded in New Jersey when Jackson spent 4 months there with his children in 2007.
However Michaelâ€™s mother Katherine, and two of his children, Paris and Prince, are claiming that vocals on the track do not belong to the legendary entertainer. In addition, Jackson’s nephewÂ TJ went on Twitter hours ago to unleash a rant about the track, claiming that the Breaking News vocals are not Michaelâ€™s.
Thereâ€™s many MJ vocal impersonators. Some better than others. But there is only ONE Michael Jackson. Deceptively merging shady vocals with MJ samples (from prior MJ records) will never fool me. Why they would ignore the obvious, look the other way and rush a suspicious track that was NEVER on my Uncleâ€™s radar is beyond me. Iâ€™m disgusted, disappointed and saddened. And before the media starts to smear our name, just remember we are COMMITTED (as our Uncle Michael always knew) to protect his name and his amazing legacy he worked his whole life for. We have nothing to gain and we know they will try to drag our name through the mud. But we know how much he valued his legacy and his fans. And cheating either is unacceptable. â€œLies run sprints, but the truth runs marathonsâ€
Sounds like Jason Malachi to me too. The vibrato is a dead give away that itâ€™s not my uncle. Fans, I am so sorry you were put through this. If you heard the acapella you would be even more disgusted. Sampled breaths after sampled breaths mixed in with fake vocals to try to fool you. They said this is 100% my Uncle. Not 70, 80 or 90 but a 100%. Every line, every word. My Uncleâ€™s legacy didnâ€™t deserve this!
After listening to it myself I have to admit that it doesn’t sound anything like him, and I hope I’m correct as this track isn’t the quality that I would expect from the great man. However, Sony are still sticking by their claims that it is, in fact, the King of Pop, claiming theyâ€™ve run voice authentications as proof.
Fuck knows what a voice authentication involves though, it sounds like a load of marketing bullshit to me, but whether they are actually telling the truth or not still remains to be seen.