Michael Jackson fans were whipped up into hysteria earlier today following the tease of a potential new album.
Posted on the late icon’s official social accounts this morning, a 15-second animated clip, featuring backing tracks spanning Ghosts, Blood On The Dancefloor and more, led some fan accounts to believe a remix project of some of Jackson’s grittiest work could be incoming.
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) September 5, 2017
To add more fuel to speculation, yesterday’s Venice Film Festival launch of Thriller 3-D saw co-executor John Branca tease further outputs from the Michael Jackson estate. “Now we have ‘Thriller’ 3-D, and two more announcements are coming up in the next couple of weeks,” he told Variety. When questioned on a forthcoming album of unreleased music, he added “I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time….. That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting [new] record releases in the very near future.”
The last full length Michael Jackson posthumous release came by way of 2014’s Xscape which featured revamps of unreleased songs alongside the originals.
UPDATE: Sony have confirmed a rerelease of original recordings under the title Scream. The full album lands 29th September.