By Shannon Carlin
This morning, fans are getting a chance to hear a new Michael Jackson track, this one is called “Slave to the Rhythm.”
Originally recorded with L.A. Reid and Babyface during the Dangerous sessions in 1991, this new version has been pumped up with a little help of MJ’s own unique brand of beatboxing to tell a tale of a housewife who is trapped in a rather mundane day-to-day with a husband who doesn’t seem to care. And like most people, she’d rather be dancing.
Last summer, fans got to hear a version of this song featuring Justin Bieber. Though the Biebz released the song himself, claiming it was a legit version, it was soon taken down by Sony, Michael Jackson’s label.
Yesterday, fans got a chance to hear “A Place With No Name,” the King of Pop’s re-imagining of the 1972 classic, “A Horse With No Name” by America. On Tuesday, “Loving You,” a sweet track about unrequited love, was released and the day before that fans were treated to “Chicago,” a Timbaland-produced track that was originally known as “She Was Lovin’ Me.” Last week, they debuted two versions of the track, “Love Never Felt So Good,” one which features Justin Timberlake.
Tomorrow (May 9) closes out the week with “Do You Know Where Your Children Are,” a track that was originally leaked back in 2012 and was reportedly about child abuse.
Listen to “Slave to the Rhythm” via Sony Entertainment Network blog.