LaToya Jackson to Release Michael Tribute SinglePublished by Dior Noir on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
As the world continues to pay homage to Michael Jackson, LaToya Jackson will be releasing a single which is being billed as a tribute to her late brother. The song, titled “Home,” was originally recorded for LaToya’s album Startin’ Over in 2002 and is now scheduled to go to iTunes on July 28th.
First Joe Jackson Records and now this? As much as I want to believe that LaToya is putting forth a genuine effort to honor her brother it honestly just seems like she’s trying to revive a career that never was. I mean really, when is the last time you heard a LaToya Jackson song (can you even remember one?) and now all of the sudden she’s recycling an old track from an album that was delayed for several years before the label gave up on releasing it, all in the name of Michael? It all just seems a little too convenient (to be fair the proceeds from the single are reportedly going to Michael’s favorite charities).
In “Home” LaToya fondly recalls childhood memories of the Jackson family which is also curious to me considering the 1991 tell-all book La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family in which she bashes her father and blasts personal details of her siblings lives (the family has long denied all her allegations). Of course that controversial book was also released around the same time as LaToya’s album, No Relations.
I smell an opportunist, but no matter what LaToya’s motives are, when I heard the song I could see why it’s been sitting on a shelf since it was recorded years ago. She should really leave the singing (“tribute” and otherwise) to Janet.
Listen to the single for yourself here. Are you feeling it?