On Sunday, Michael Jackson’s Twitter account posted a short video teasing a new project called “Scream,” and details about the potential new album have since come to light.
John Branca, the co-executor of Jackson’s estate, told Variety at the Venice Film Festival on Monday that there could be an “interesting record release” from the late singer in the very near future.
Discussing the premiere of a 3D release of Jackson’s “Thriller” video at the festival, Branca said the following:
“Now we have ‘Thriller’ 3D, and two more announcements are coming up in the next couple of weeks … Michael had an expression: ‘The quality goes in before the name goes on.’ So we are not ready to announce them yet.”
When asked if an unreleased album could be on its way from Jackson’s vaults, Branca said, “I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time … That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting [new] record releases in the very near future.”
On Monday, however, the site HipHop-N-More noted that posters in Germany advertised the “Scream” project as an “album out September 29.”
The Jackson estate’s last release of previously unreleased material from the late singer came in the form of the 2014 compilation album “Xscape.” The album’s Justin Timberlake-featured track “Love Never Felt So Good” charted at no. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch the 15-second teaser video for “Scream” below:
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