New Michael Jackson Song “This Is It” Premieres

Well, people, “This Is It.”

The title song from Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous album This Is It was released on the Internet today, giving fans a taste of the musical direction he was embarking on before his untimely death in June.

The double-disc album This Is It will be released on October 27, to be followed on October 28 by a two-week theatrical run of the Michael Jackson documentary of the same name, which will chronicle Jackson’s final rehearsals for an intended 50-concert run at London’s O2 Arena.

Sony announced that the This Is It album track listing will consist of original album masters of MJ classics such as “Billie Jean,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Human Nature” and “Thriller,” followed by two version of “This Is It,” the one above and an orchestral version.

A second disc will contain early demos of songs such as “She’s Out of My Life,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” and “Beat It,” as well as a recently unearthed spoken-word piece by Jackson titled “Planet Earth.”

Check out the track and let us know in the comments section: Do you plan to pick up This Is It?