Michael Jackson’s “Hold My Hand” Hits the Web
Fans all over the world rejoiced when Michael Jackson’s new single “Hold My Hand” was released on his official website over the weekend.
And the late King of Pop had quite an effect on Akon, who is also featured on the track, which comes from Michael, due in stores December 14th.
Of his experience working with Jackson, Akon explained, “Just to be in the same room [with him], I felt like everything I wanted to achieve in life had already been achieved. That’s how incredible that aura [is].”
However, will.i.am is vehemently against the posthumous release of Jackson’s music- he declared, “Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are. To say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough. He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring.”
“Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished. Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used. … He was that hands-on. … He kept his vocals and I kept the music. We had that understanding.”