New Michael Jackson Video 'Hold My Hand' with Akon is a Beautiful Tribute, a Sad Reminder, and Not Without Controversy
December 14th, 2010, marks the release of the much anticipated posthumous album from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. It is titled simply, Michael. The album features tracks that Michael was working on prior to his death; some that he created alone and others that were collaborative efforts. Michael also includes duets with Lenny Kravitz and 50 Cent in addition to the newly released first single, "Hold My Hand", which features the creative and vocal talents of R&B artist Akon.
This week, in advance of the launch of Michael on the Sony Records owned Epic label, the new video for "Hold My Hand" was released. Directed by Mark Pellington, the video pays tribute to Michael Jackson's legacy with clips of both Jackson and Akon amidst video shots of Michael Jackson's fans paying homage to their hero, the legendary artist, in their own unique ways.
"Hold My Hand" is a reminder of the positive energy and charisma exuded by Michael Jackson during his lifetime and his spirit of gentle compassion that seemed to always convey strongly a singular message; that we all have the power within us to change our own attitudes and, by so doing, change the world around us. He was a force of good, a source of light for many during dark times.
Watch the video: Michael Jackson "Hold my Hand" featuring Akon
"This life don't last forever
So tell me what we're waiting for..."
Michael Jackson's final, nearly prescient, message to the world is one of unity; a last reminder that we need to reach out, embrace one another, that to give love is to receive love and that no one knows what the future may bring--we must find it within ourselves to live, love and trust without guarantees.
A parting wisdom from a man who was as enigmatic and contradictory as he was talented and generous. One part boy, one part man. Handsome, strong, athletic and talented, yet he seemed to suffer from an inability to accept his own face, and perhaps some part of himself, which most of his fans defended, but could not truly fathom.Continued on the next page