Nearly five years after his passing, Michael Jackson has another full LP release on the horizon. Scheduled for a May 13 drop, Xscape will combine vocal material finished by Jackson before his death with contemporary production curated by Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid. Reid, who was granted complete access to Jackson’s musical archives, has enlisted the likes of Timbaland, Stargate, Rodney Jerkins, John McClain, and Jerome Harmon to handle production duties. The release hopes to merge the progressive sounds of modern pop production with Jackson’s classic vocal abilities.
Pre-orders for Xscape will begin April 1 on iTunes and will be available at retailers May 13.