The new Michael Jackson song "Another Day," which leaked onto the Internet over the weekend, is a 90-second snippet of the unmixed tracks, according to Lenny Kravitz, who wrote, produced and played on the song.
He said he does not know how the song leaked since the recordings have been locked in a vault since the session with Jackson. However, Kravitz did confirm that the leak was from the actual recordings. Jackson's record company, Sony BMG, has been actively pursuing the leak and pulling copies of it off the Internet.
"The song was recorded by Michael and myself," Kravitz said in a video statement released on his Twitter account. "It was one of the most amazing musical experiences that I've ever had. It was done by two people who have respect for each other and who love music. That was it."
Kravitz said negotiations are under way to release the song, though nothing has been set. If released, "Another Day," which bears a resemblance to Kravitz's song "Storm," would be the second unreleased track from Jackson to be put out posthumously, following "This Is It," which became the title track for the documentary about Jackson's preparations for his tour.
"I'd like for you the fans, people who love Michael, to be able to hear the track in its entirety, the way it was meant to be, the way Michael and I had intended it to be," Kravitz said.