There is quite a bit of chatter about the kind of album that Michael Jackson should be doing. The current producer/songwriter names rumored to be working on Mike’s comeback album range from Ne-Yo (naturally) to Akon to will.i.am.
And folks are talking about what constitutes a great Mike comeback album, some good and some eh…not so good.
So I’ve decided to put together my dream list of collaborators for Mike.
How I like to think of Mike.
Full disclosure: my favorite Mike album is Dangerous, though I do think that creatively Off The Wall is his strongest (only because Dangerous is overlong and the Free Willy song and Heal The World are on there).
That said, I don’t want him to recreate either of those albums.
But I do want him to go into this album with the same mindset that created those albums. That is: I want him to collaborate with the best songwriters of this generation to make an album that is both current and timeless.
Key words: current, timeless, songwriters.