A second music video has been released for a single from Michael Jackson's recent posthumous album, Xscape. The official Twitter account for the performer provided a link to the video for "A Place With No Name."
The video was made by compiling new original footage with outtakes from the video for Jackson's 1992 track "In The Closet." The new material features a man driving a Jeep through the desert when he's distracted by an attractive dancer and thus lured into an oasis of sorts, accompanied by an ocean of course. The video was directed by Samuel Bayer, best known perhaps for his work on the video for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
The track isn't available for embedding right now but you can check it out by following the link.
"A Place With No Name" is a reworking of America's "A Horse With No Name," which went to no. 1 while Jackson was working on his first solo album in 1972. Jackson may or may not have realized the significance, but he took to working on the track during the 1998 sessions for the album Invincible.
This is the second music video released from Xscape. The first, for "Love Never Felt So Good," was released in May and featured Justin Timberlake and a litany of dancers, also combined with leftover footage of Jackson performing.
No ideas yet as to whether Epic will release a third single from Xscape, but it couldn't hurt, considering Jackson's sales power. We could be seeing Michael Jackson compilations for as long as new music exists and they'll keep selling.