London: Michael Jackson's former music producer plans to release previously-unheard songs by the late King of Pop.
Fred Jerkins III, who works with with his brother Rodney under the name Darkchild, claims to be working on a project incorporating music and video footage featuring the “Beat It” singer, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, reports contactmusic.com.
Speaking during a masterclass at specialist college Access to Music in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, he said: "We have a number of unreleased songs and all sorts of video footage. There's a project in the making right now that will include all those songs."
The music producer worked with Jackson on his 2001 album “Invincible”. He says their sessions together were the highlight of his career because the “Thriller” hitmaker was so "relaxed" and "fun".
"I worked with him for two years exclusively - it's the biggest highlight of my career. He came to our studios in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and we built a really strong relationship and became really good friends,” he said.
"I remember him, just for fun, riding on a three-wheel bike in the parking lot that belonged to someone with disabilities. He was really relaxed. It's things like that that you wouldn't expect from Michael Jackson.We were comfortable with him as a family and my son had his fifth birthday at Neverland,” he added.