AceShowbiz - Michael Jackson's Twitter and Instagram accounts posted a short video which teased a new project called "Scream" over the weekend. The short clip featured spooky images, such as spiders, black cat and dark forest. It naturally sparked speculations that the upcoming project would be a Halloween-themed compilation.
According to multiple reports on Twitter, posters that advertise the project have appeared in Europe. The poster read, "Michael Jackson Scream: Album Out Sept. 29." John Branca, co-executor of Jackson's estate, suggested that the new project would not feature any unreleased music. "I don't foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time," Branca told Variety. "That doesn't mean there won't be interesting record releases in the near future."
Recently, the Michael Jackson estate released a 3D version of the late singer's classic horror-themed "Thriller" video. "Now we have 'Thriller' 3-D, and two more announcements are coming up in the next couple of weeks," Branca continued. "Michael had an expression: 'The quality goes in before the name goes on.' So we are not ready to announce them yet."
The last time Jackson's estate released an album was in 2014. Led by single titled "Love Never Felt So Good" featuring Justin Timberlake, the effort debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and in other countries across Europe while nabbing the second spot on the U.S. charts.
In July, a CD described as "Michael Jackson's personally owned copy of his final album" was going up for auction. The rare collection of mostly unreleased songs went under the gavel with minimum bid of $50,000. The album, with the title "Bible" handwritten on its surface, consisted of "12 finished tracks, all with finished vocals."
Besides the unreleased album, the late singer's other personal items which were up for the auction included a hand-drawn self-portrait, clothing, his "personally owned teddy bear" and a "Best Daddy in the World" Oscar statuette given by his children.