The King of Pop has given fans a gift from the grave: new music!
Michael Jackson’s estate and SONY Music Entertainment gave fans a treat yesterday by adding the previously unreleased “Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round” to the re-release of his number one single, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” from the Bad album.
The unreleased track was recorded as a demo for the Bad album, but didn’t make the final cut.
This song is one of dozens of unreleased songs from the Bad recording sessions, according to The Atlantic, and we will hear more of these songs for the 25th anniversary re-release of the album.
The never-before-released tracks on the album, set to drop September 18, will be unfinished and unpolished.
“One of the main intentions is to show that these are works in progress," Matt Forger, a sound engineer and longtime MJ friend and collaborator, told The Atlantic. "To pull the curtain back. To actually see Michael in his natural work environment, how he directs, his sense of humor, his focus.”
“You can just hear him having fun," Forger added. "His spirit and emotion are totally there. He knew in demos he didn’t have to be totally perfect in his execution. So he’d be loose. He’d throw in ad libs and dance or sing or pop his fingers or clap his hands. You just hear him enjoying himself.”
This special single re-release is only available on disc at Walmart.com and Walmart stores.