NME.COM brings you track-by-track information...
MICHAEL JACKSON unveiled his new album ‘INVINCIBLE’ in London tonight (October 16) and NME.COM was there to bring you world exclusive details.
The 16-track album, which cost more than $21million to make and involved several producers, is described by NME.COM’s insider as a really good R&B record that is not progressive and lacking in stand-out melodies – in contrast with the speculation beforehand.
Track-by-track details of the album, unveiled at Ubon in Canary Wharf, follow below.
‘Unbreakable’ – Produced by Rodney Jerkins, this six-and-a-half minute opener has a metallic, minimal feel marked by the lines “You can’t touch me, I’m untouchable/You can’t break me, I’m unbreakable”.
‘Heartbreaker’ – A busy, percussive sound with a classic soaring and repetitive theme
‘Invincible’ – A slinky R&B track
‘Break Of Dawn’ – A track that recalls Usher
‘Heaven Can Wait’ – Full of swelling, big sounding themes
‘You Rock My World’ – A well-known track by now, having reaching Number Two in this week’s charts
‘Butterflies’ – Co-written by Carole Bayer Sager, this is a slow, big harmonic anthem
‘Speechless’ – Self-produced, this is the album’s first big pop song
‘2000 Watts’ – A hard, hammering track similar in sound to ‘They Don’t Care About Us’
‘You Are My Life’ – A song that recalls sibling duo The Carpenters
‘Privacy’ – Has a drive reminiscent of the style of Bobby Brown
‘Don’t Walk Away’ – Produced by Teddy Riley
‘Cry’ – Written and produced by R Kelly, marked by a soaring gospel chorus
‘The Lost Children’ – Features a children’s choir
‘Whatever Happens’ – Features a guitar lick by Carlos Santana, this is a bossa nova track that recalls Terence Trent D’Arby’s ‘Sign Your Name’
‘Threatened’ – Rodney Jerkins produces again to close