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Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is coming to Music Unlimited on May 13. In anticipation of its arrival, Epic Records is giving our subscribers early access to five exclusive tracks from the album, which features contemporized versions of previously unheard work from the King of Pop’s vaults. We’ll stream a new song each day this week and reveal artwork for it right here on the Sony Entertainment Network blog.

Today’s track is “Do You Know Where Your Children Are.

About the Song: Written and produced by Michael Jackson, “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” was first recorded during the Bad sessions and further developed during the early Dangerous sessions. The title derives from a popular public service announcement that ran on American television from the 1960s through the 1980s, often just before the nightly news. In a note discovered by Jackson’s estate, the singer writes about the inspiration behind the song: “(It) is about kids being raised in a broken family where the father comes home drunk and the mother is out prostituting and the kids run away from home and they become victims of rape, prostitution and the hunter becomes the hunted. So they are out on the street. Do you know where your children are? It’s twelve o’clock. They are somewhere out on the street. Just imagine how scared they are. It’s about the runaway problem we have in America.” This updated take accentuates the song’s driving riff with radiant synths and a soaring guitar solo.

5/5 Monday – “Chicago” 

5/6 Tuesday – “Loving You

5/7 Wednesday – “A Place With No Name

5/8 Thursday – “Slave To the Rhythm

5/9 Friday – “Do You Know Where Your Children Are

One Response to “Exclusive: “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” from Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE”

Richard Appiah

May 9, 2014

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