Sony Music announced today that a brand new Michael Jackson song entitled “This Is It” will be released as a single on October 12th.
The song, which features backing vocals by Michael's brothers, is part of a two-disc album of music inspired by the upcoming This Is It film, which chronicles Jackson's final days rehearsing for his comeback concerts before his death.
Co-executor of Jackson's estate John McClain, who also co-produced the album says, "This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows -- that Michael is one of God's greatest gifts.”
The double album will be released worldwide on Oct. 26 and in North America on Oct. 27. Two versions of the new song appear on its first disc, which also features original masters of Michael Jackson's hits in the order in which they appear in the movie. The album's second disc features previously unreleased versions of more Jackson hits, as well as a previously unheard spoken word poem entitled "Planet Earth."