August 14, 2014


Watch Michael Jackson's Latest 'Xscape' Video For "A Place With No Name"

"A Place With No Name," the latest video from Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape, made its world premiere tonight via Twitter, becoming one of the first songs to debut entirely in a tweet. For those who happened to be standing in New York's Times Square, it also premiered on the giant Sony screen there. 

The song is Jackson's reworking of America's 1972 hit "A Horse with No Name" and was originally recorded in 1998. Meanwhile, the new video was directed by Samuel Bayer, who also created Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" visual. It intermixes freshly shot scenes of professional dancers with outtakes and behind-the-scene footage of the King of Pop filmed for the 1992 video "In the Closet." That archival footage had been sitting in a vault for over 20 years.

"A Place With No Name" is the second "new" video off Xscape. Back in May, the label launched the album with a video for the Justin Timberlake duet "Love Never Felt So Good."

Xscape is still in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart, selling nearly 400,000 copies thus far.