Estate of Michael Jackson/Sony Music Legacy RecordingsIn case you didn’t know, Michael Jackson’s classic album, Off the Wall is being re-released in conjunction with a Spike Lee-directed documentary for Showtime, which will chronicle the impact of MJ’s 1979 album. To get fans excited, the network has released the official trailer on YouTube.
In the 90-second teaser, The Weeknd details the significance of the album to him. “I always use Michael as, first and foremost, as a vocal inspiration and Off the Wall was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing. I found my falsetto because of Off the Wall,” he says referring to one song in particular, “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.”
The clip also features commentary from Questlove, who jokes about the MJ lyrics that he misinterpreted as a child.
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall will be bundled with the reissued album on February 26, but you can expect the documentary to air February 5 on Showtime.
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