First Listen: Michael Jackson, ‘Breaking News’


While Katherine Jackson is off releasing a previously unreleased Michael Jackson song of her own, Sony Music is giving us a wee taste of the first single to be released from the late Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album of new material (which, it was announced this week, will hit stores on December 14). Altho the new single, titled Breaking News, won’t be released in full until Monday, today we get to enjoy a sneak preview of the “new” single:

Now, bear in mind, this is just a tiny taste of the song. Sony posted a short promo video clip of the song on it’s official Michael Jackson website that features no actual vocals … just a video montage lead-in into an instrumental part of the track. Listen to it in full, after the jump …

We won’t know until we hear the track in full if the song sounds like Michael Jackson or not (Katherine and members of the Jackson family do NOT think the song is a genuine MJ song) but I’m pretty sure Sony Music knows what it’s doing with the collection of MJ songs they now own. It’ll be interesting to see if Katherine will continue to release MJ music herself to compete with the releases to come from Sony Music. There may be a huge onslaught of new music from Michael Jackson very soon.


  • Jerseyhater

    Boy, his promoters sure know how to make him larger than life.

    “meh” on the clip. Sounds a lot like the mediocre stuff he did in the 90’s.

  • Sounds like it was a track produced by Rodney Jerkins during the “Invincible” era…I’m liking what I’m hearing so far! Sounds better than what his mother released!

  • Eeewah

    that clip sounds great. im excited to hear more.

  • Lilly

    I dunno. That little “woo” and the end didn’t really sound like him. We’ll have to wait and see!

  • tc in nyc


  • hailey

    sony ain’t going to get any points from me.. why couldn’t they release the lenny kravitz and mj song.. this doesn’t sound like the stuff that mj would release himself..