New Michael Jackson single released

The This Is It album is now available for pre-order.
The This Is It album is now available for pre-order.

As promised, a new Michael Jackson single has been released today, though it seems that you can't actually buy it. This Is It is currently streaming on the star's official website and has been released to radio stations.

The song, which features backing vocals from Jackson's brothers, is a mid-tempo ballad that's rumoured to be an outtake from The King Of Pop's 1991 album Dangerous.

This Is It will feature in the documentary film of the same name that will be released on 28 October and run in cinemas for two weeks

It's also the only original song to be included on a new double-CD retrospective of Jackson's career (again called This Is It) that will be released on 26 October. This is now available for pre-order. A 4-disc vinyl set has been announced, too.

Check out a clip of the single in the video below.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.