The video for ‘Hollywood Tonight’ – the 2nd single to be released from Michael Jackson‘s posthumous ‘Michael’ LP – surfaced moments ago.
Have those in charge of the late, great King of Pop’s estate done him justice with this one? Find out after the jump…
While obviously lacking the creative edge of an MJ-stamped product (for reasons we’re all too aware of), this was most certainly a solid effort. A major part of Michael’s legacy was his visual story-telling, hence it was great to see the relaying of some form of narrative, as opposed to yet another montage or clip filled with solemn images. If MJ’s legacy is to live on in the way his fans (and business administrators) hope it does, then serving up material like this (uptempo, not sad or down-trodden) is definitely a step in the right direction. Great song, good video.
Tidbit: Liking the ‘video mix’ of the track too.
Randomness: The clip’s director Wayne Isham also directed the video for Michael’s 1995 hit ‘You Are Not Alone’. Interestingly, Isham filmed much of the ‘Hollywood’ video at the very same location as the ‘You Are Not Alone’ clip – Pantages Theater.