Epic Records announced this morning that a new Michael Jackson album will see release this spring. Titled XSCAPE, the record will be comprised of eight previously-unreleased tracks from the King of Pop's archives, which have all been "contemporized" by Timbaland and other producers to make for a more modern sound.
XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic CEO LA Reid, and will be the latest compilation of unreleased material since 2010's Michael. Reid curated a collection of songs from Jackson's archive, and worked with the likes of Timbaland, who was rumored to be working on the project as far back as last summer, and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins for this new release. As Reid states in the announcement, "Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with."
XSCAPE will hit stores on May 13th, but fans can preorder the album on iTunes starting tomorrow.