The eternal legacy of the late great King of Pop Michael Jackson will be celebrated and remembered in the Spike Lee-directed documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall, which premieres on Showtime on Feb. 5.
The Weeknd, QuestLove and poet Lemon Anderson are just a few of the stars interviewed for this special documentary, which will be released in conjunction with the reissue of MJ’s classic 1979 album, Off The Wall, on Feb. 26. The documentary also includes interviews from Lee Daniels, Pharrell Williams, L.A. Reid, Misty Copeland, Kobe Bryant and members of the Jackson family.
“I always use Michael as, first and foremost, as a vocal inspiration,” explains The Weeknd in the trailer. “And Off The Wall was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing. I found my falsetto because of Off The Wall.”
Off The Wall was Jackson’s first album after departing from Motown Records. It solidified his status as a solo sensation, and earned the prodigy his first Grammy Award. Songs on the album include “Working Day And Night,” “Rock With You” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” The documentary trailer shows footage of Jackson singing the latter in concert, while artist David Byrne and QuestLove recall memories they have of the musician, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.
“I didn’t even know he was saying ‘keep going with the force, don’t stop,'” recalls Quest. “I thought it was about forks!”
Check out the trailer below, and keep those calendars marked for Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. ET.