Though he shockingly passed away in 2009, Michael Jackson is hardly finished making music. Epic Records announced that they are mining the King of Pop’s vault to release eight previously-unheard tracks on a new album called “Xscape,” which is due out in May. To give the album a contemporary spin, label chairman LA Reid has tapped some of the hottest producers around to work on the materials, including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, John McClain and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon. According to Reid, these producers have “the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work.” If this latest album is a success, which it likely will be, don’t be surprised if we hear more of MJ’s unreleased songs for years to come.
Music is beneficial to our well-being in more ways than one, and I’m sure most people could attest to that. When it comes to studying for those finals or concentrating on an important task, music can help some but may serve as a loud distraction for others. However, for those of us with ADHD, music can help us concentrate more than we may know–and that’s thanks to our unique neurological makeup, which reacts exceptionally well to patterns and sensory-engaging stimuli. So, how can music help, and what type of music helps? Below are some of the ways it can help, along with input from leading ADHD experts.