Dressed in similar duds to what he wore during his Dangerous days he performed “Slave to the Rhythm,” a song he originally recorded with L.A. Reid and Babyface during the Dangerous sessions in 1991.
As one might imagine, the title comes from the popular public service announcement on American television that ran before the nightly news from the 1960s through the ’80s.
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.
The track– a sweet bass-heavy song about unrequited love–was recorded during the 1987 Bad sessions at Red Wing Studio in the San Fernando Valley and later completed the song at Hayvenhurst.
It’s the second song to officially be released from MJ’s posthumous album, following last week’s reveal of “Love Never Felt So Good.”
“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. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”
Timbaland is putting his own personal touch on MJ’s previously unreleased track “Slave to the Rhythm,” with dance-heavy beats that wouldn’t sound out of a place on a Justin Timberlake track.
While Timbaland didn’t give away too many details, he did say that the first single will be “Chicago” and that he’s “going to set it up right.”