Already the music video is hitting the Internet preceding the launch of a posthumous Jackson album.
The video, which was previewed by The Associated Press, debuts at midnight Thursday 9th December Eastern time on worldwide websites, including MichaelJackson.com. This is according to Jackson’s estate co-administrator John Branca.
It showcases Jackson’s duet with Akon, “Hold My Hand,” recorded before the superstar’s 2009 death. It’s the first single release from the 10-song CD, “Michael,” which is scheduled to be launched on 14th December.
The hyperkinetic, four-and-a-half-minute video shows Jackson in concert, Akon singing and dancing, sentimental scenes of children, families and old people holding hands and a woman weeping.
The song opens with the prescient line, “This life don’t last forever…So tell me what we’re waiting for…Hold my hand.”