Michael Jackson – “Breaking News”

I almost accidentally titled this post “Breaking Bad.” Hear why: breakingnews.michaeljackson.com.

Recorded in the New Jersey home of Eddie Cascio (who?) in 2007, the track comes from next month’s LP of all “new” songs MICHAEL. From the press release:

The creative process never stopped for the King of Pop who was always planning for his next album; unbeknownst to many fans around the world Michael Jackson was writing and recording songs continuously everywhere from a friend’s home in New Jersey to studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a small group of handpicked collaborators. Now, through the unique stories that will be told about the songs that comprise MICHAEL, fans will get mind-blowing insight into how this artist worked and a chance to hear the songs he most recently created along with tracks that Michael had a desire to bring to fruition.

That’s the album cover atop this post. It’s an oil painting commissioned by Kadir Nelson last year. (UPDATE: It no longer includes the Prince logo.)

“Breaking News” is already controversial. MJ’s kids and sister La Toya doubt its authenticity. Sony says it’s legit, having done voice authentication tests according to TMZ. Of course, TMZ are idiots, but either way this should get interesting. Sham on.