Michael Jackson is still breaking new ground.
The world premiere of “A Place With No Name,” the second single from his posthumous “Xscape” album, was the first-ever video to premiere on Twitter.
The official account for the King of Pop debuted the clip Wednesday evening, which was directed by Samuel Bayer, who has helmed many popular music videos, including Nirvana’s iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
The predominantly black-and-white clip interweaves footage and outtakes from Jackson’s “In the Closet” music video with images of a couple dancing in various scenic locations, including a desert.
Watch the video below :
If the song’s melody sounds familiar, that’s because “A Place With No Name” is based on America’s “Horse With No Name.” According to Billboard, Jackson “reworked the arrangement and its lyrics during the ‘Invincible’ sessions in 1998 with producer Dr. Freeze.”
“Xscape,” which was released in May, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album charts. The first video released from the album, “Love Never Felt So Good,” featured Justin Timberlake.