Michael Jackson’s Scream was just released last month, a brand new compilation album that collects together some of the late pop icon’s most Halloween-appropriate songs. The album features a fresh remix of the granddaddy of all Halloween songs, Jackson’s Thriller, and we’ve got another fun new take on the song for ya this week.
This one comes courtesy of Scandroid, whose sophomore album Monochrome will be released on October 27. The track will be on the album, but you can listen to it right now.
“Released just in time for the Halloween season, the lyric video for Scandroid’s cover of “Thriller” pays homage to the original Michael Jackson music video, featuring shots of robotic zombies and werewolves performing “Thriller’s” classic dance moves.”
“I knew when I started the album (Monochrome) that I wanted to do a Halloween-related track. It only took me 1/4 of a second to conclude this would be my perfect chance to cover a track I loved during the ’80s,” said Klayton, the man behind the Scandroid alias. “I probably watched the ‘Thriller’ music video 100+ times on my parents VCR after I recorded it from MTV.”
Check out the lyric video below.
Featuring 13 tracks, from the retro-synth pop hooks of “Afterglow,” “Rendezvous,” “Future Bloodline,” and “A Thousand Years,” to the instrumental epics “Oblivia” and “Searching For a Lost Horizon,” Monochrome imagines an alternate future where truth is hidden in “Monochrome.” The album also includes a synthwave cover of John Williams’ famous Star Wars opus, “The Force Theme.”