The video was posted Wednesday night (Aug. 13), in a first ever debut on Twitter.
The song, originally recorded in 1998 when Jackson was 40-years-old, was inspired by America’s 1972 hit “A Horse With No Name.” Some of the refrains from that song can be heard distinctly in Jackson’s tune.
Samuel Bayer, who is known for directing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around,” helmed the video.
He interspersed never-before-seen outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage from Jackson’s 1992 “In The Closet” video to create the singer’s presence in the new video.
The King of Pop died in 2009, at 50, from a drug overdose.
The song, co-written by then-Jackson collaborator Dr. Freeze, is the second single from Xscape, a collection of largely unfinished material with contributions by Timbaland and Stargate and other producers.
Check out the video below and also see the original “In the Closet” video. Notice similarities in the footage.
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