40 responses

  1. Jamon Bull
    September 8, 2013

    Another brilliant read, Damien. The song is incredible. I can’t wait to hear more MJ and BB collabs. Brad himself said in an interview that From the Bottom of my Heart is one of the best things they ever recorded together. The two clearly created some magical pieces together, and Loser is no exception! Well done, brother. Incredible piece.

  2. anil
    September 8, 2013

    Awesome Article…Damien u rocked again..

    Thank you so much for this beautiful article..

    so the demo is recorded in 2003.and I was the loser line is added instead of I’m a loser in 2008..

    anyways a beautiful article..you have to publish a book about your articles..superb :)

  3. Helma
    September 8, 2013

    Yes Michael, ‘I was the loser’ is much better.

    Thanks Damien Shields for sharing :)

  4. Q. Gabriel-Smith
    September 8, 2013

    I heard the track this morning, and his voice is gorgeous, and the adlibs at the end are brilliant. The song title/chorus never sat well with me though, so I’m somewhat relieved that Michael acknowledged the language used and changed it. I would LOVE to hear that version! In the meantime, hopefully the Estate don’t get their hands on it and mix it with Eminem or something.

  5. Suzy
    September 8, 2013

    Thanks for the info, Damien.

  6. anil
    September 8, 2013

    and also thank u so much for giving us insight about Scared of the moon..:)

  7. Adam
    September 8, 2013

    Another gem from Damien Shields!
    As a devoted fan it’s incredible to hear his constant devotion to making music.

  8. Catherine M Gross
    September 8, 2013

    This is right on time! It took me a minute to accept the song because of the I am a loser title, I knew that was not something Michael could deal with. Thanks for all this information, it is precious!

  9. Sina
    September 8, 2013

    Thank you Damien!
    His voice is perfect, but the chorus……
    So happy he changed it , he cannot stay losing.
    Why dont we get these songs on a decent album?

  10. Charlene A Brown
    September 8, 2013

    I Love And Miss Michael Everyday. My Heart Has Yet To Heal From Losing Him. I Will Miss You Forever MJ, For The Rest Of My Life. Rest In Paradise My Love. xoxo

  11. sandi
    September 8, 2013

    thanks for the wonderful information. the track is already being pulled from youtube, so I am glad I heard it during this window of opportunity.

  12. Lulu
    September 9, 2013

    Thanks for sharing. It’s a beautiful song and to learn how it came about makes it even more such a poignant, beautiful piece from TKOP.

  13. Nick
    September 9, 2013

    Beautiful Song by the King of Pop and Brad!!!!
    Hello World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. J.Leone
    September 9, 2013

    How do simple “fans” get a hold of un-released music? It seems as if there is always something being “leaked”. Do you, or anyone reading this, know how these people get these personal items?

    Was the list beside his bed released by the police in the investigation of his death? If not, how did someone get this list?

    • PasMater
      September 9, 2013

      List beside his bed was photographed by the police while investigating the murder scene. Photographs were part of the evidence in the Conrad Murray trial and the list was shown on TV.

      In 2010 hackers hacked Sony Music servers and stole a lot of Michael Jackson’s unreleased material including demos of Hollywood Tonight, I Am A Loser, People Of The World, Days In Gloucestershire, all 12 Cascio demos along with multitracks of previously released material.

      Those hackers sold those songs to MJ collectors, they kept re-selling the material to others and finally someone leaked it.

      The songs Do You Know Where Your Children Are, Blue Gangsta & Slave To The Rhythm were stolen from the studio were the songs were being worked on for the MICHAEL album. The thief was selling the songs to collectors until finally all the songs leaked.

      • Damien Shields
        September 9, 2013

        I don’t mean to be rude, but what you’ve written about the so-called “hacking” of Sony is completely inaccurate.

        See full story here: http://www.damienshields.com/jackson-fans-accused-of-hacking-get-sentenced/


      • S. L. Trout
        September 11, 2013

        Dear Damien, apart from this glorious article about the new “leaked” song, I want to thank you for politely correcting the misinformation about the Sony hacking.
        You are an incredible advocate and voice for Michael Jackson and continue to provide the MJ family with great information about Michael’s body of work. Thank you! Love to you Damien!

  15. TJ
    September 9, 2013

    You never fail to provide useful, factual, exclusive info for the fans Damien. The community is lucky to have you… Thanks for keeping the dream alive.


  16. Andrea Armendariz
    September 9, 2013

    The song has been taken down from you tube i wanted to listen to it again. is there any way to get it now?

  17. Patricia
    September 10, 2013

    Hello Damien Shields. Thanks so much for this great article. Do you know when the song was written? They say it was written in 2003, but there are other sites that says it was written in 1998. I actually saw the list of MJ’s unreleased songs on 9/7/2013, and it was listed that MJ’s song ‘I am a Loser’ was written in 1998. I later checked that same source and it was changed to 2003. Why did they change the year? Are they trying to hide something? It was said that ‘I am a Loser’ was suppose to be on the Invincible album, but it failed. Can you further look into this to see which year is correct? 1998 or 2003. Thank you Damien.

    • Damien Shields
      September 10, 2013

      It was written in 2003, as per my article. The information in my article comes directly from Michael Prince, who recorded the vocals and produced the music, and Brad Buxer, who conceived, co-wrote and composed the track with MJ. Claims of this being a track from 1998 are incorrect. They were very clear that this track did NOT exist prior to the release of ‘Invincible’.

      • Patricia
        September 10, 2013

        Are you sure they are telling the truth? Could it be that they are trying to hide something? It sure seems that way, because I looked up the song when the song was written, and it clearly said 1998. And when I went back to check that same source, it was changed to 2003. Others believe that it was written in 1998 as well, or 2001. Here is what a friend sent me:


        Can you ask them again to see when it was written? because it seems like someone is hiding something for certain reasons. I truly believe this.

      • Damien Shields
        September 10, 2013

        Again; “I Am A Loser” was written in 2003.

        As for that link you provided; a LOT of the things written there are completely wrong, i.e. “Slave To The Rhythm” isn’t from 1998 it’s from 1989, “A Place With No Name” isn’t from 2000 it’s from 1998, and “She Was Lovin’ Me” isn’t from 2000 it’s from 1999 (just to address a few).

        See my article on “She Was Lovin’ Me” for the full story on that song in you’re interested: http://www.damienshields.com/exclusive-story-michael-jacksons-she-was-lovin-me/

        I hope you found this information helpful :)

      • PasMater
        September 10, 2013

        A comment from youtube:

        “Damien must of been on crack to write that article. All of the MJ unreleased song collectors know that it was written for Invincible.”

        “The metadata says 1998 and from Sony’s servers it said 1998. The song was also worked on in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009″

        Those people are blind! They keep refering to that Korgnex list and they don’t know that he made up a lot of things in that list.

  18. chris
    September 10, 2013

    Damien, I respect your work, but I have to say that it seems perculiar to me that any MJ fan would provide promotion for any unauthorised leaks of MJ tracks – leaks that actually reduce the value of the Michael Jackson Estate. Each track leaked is another track that can’t be released as ‘new’ by the MJ Estate and lose at least some (if not all) their commercial valie IMO.
    I stumbled across this blog entry by reading the news on Google. Your story has been picked up by ‘SingersRoom’. I hope it won’t get more mainstream than that. I truly believe these leaks damage the MJ Estate.

    • Damien Shields
      September 10, 2013

      Chris, my intention, with the assistance of the song’s co-creators, was to set the record straight about the track’s origins. There were many misconceptions about this song online, started and spread by fans, which I hope to have cleared up. You’ll also notice I have not endorsed the piracy of the song and have not included a link to the track in the article.

      Unfortunately, when someone leaks a song like this, it’s news. If I didn’t write about it someone else may (probably would) have – and going by the documented info that has been available online for years prior to the leak, the history of the song would have been skewed.

      People will share the file and spread the links to Youtube, and I can’t stop that. But I certainly haven’t engaged in it.

      I sincerely hope the article hasn’t upset anyone.

  19. Korgnex
    September 10, 2013

    “Those people are blind! They keep refering to that Korgnex list and they don’t know that he made up a lot of things in that list.”

    Erm, pardon me:
    BS like “The song was also worked on in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009″ is from the BS list on Wikipedia which is NOT a reliable source because anyone can edit it.
    There is no made up list by me, I have NOTHING to do with Wikipedia. Chris Cadman and I are NOT interested to provide wrong info. My list can be found at JacksonVillage ONLY and none of the above info originates from my list. Thank you!

    The only thing I disagree with Damien with all due respect is that I don’t believe the recording year Michael Durham Prince was stating for this song (2003) is correct, my understanding was and is that it was recorded in 1998/1999 first. It wouldn’t be the first time a producer is mixing up a date.
    And like everyone, I found the timing of this article popping up strange because hours before Joe Vogel tweeted both “2003” and “interview archives”.

    • Damien Shields
      September 10, 2013

      I’ve just gone back over my notes and he definitely said this song was done after Invincible. Either way, it’s a beautiful demo.

  20. Mike
    September 12, 2013
    • Korgnex
      September 12, 2013

      Yeah, what an epic fail, haha. The so-called hacking was in 2011 [2012 was the year the trial made headlines], for sure he ain’t friends with anyone that’s friends with anyone associated with what happened back then, lol.
      His photoshopped screenshot and those links he provides contain pure fan speculation only (eg All In Your Name – 1998 [correct: 2002], World Of Candy – 2005 [correct: 2003 and actually titled “Wonderful World Of Candy”].
      Not to mention the everywhere copy-pasted lyrics that I provided for all fans prior to the song’s public leak (in that link there’s still an unrevised spot – “don’t talk about [or “this one time”]” was later determined to be “this one time”).

      • Mike
        September 12, 2013

        From what Ghost told me, I found out that he got the file I Am A Loser in 2012 from another collector. Ghost said it wasn’t photoshopped, he just took a screenshot of the info.

  21. mksmurf
    September 12, 2013

    Even people don’t have much more informations about this song, and some argue to the date of creation song.
    It’s very thankful to read your article. I think fans would like to read when a song is out / leaked.
    Thank You, Damien.

  22. Pauline Ouellette
    September 13, 2013

    its not much difference from I am a loser to I was the loser I love the song and I wish and want it to stay don’t ask us to take it down it is still a wonderful peace of our Kings history we love to hear everything we can from his voice and that is a masterpiece never the less I cant wait to hear new material that he ever recorded I been waiting for a new album forever that would be wonderful to come out with an album after his death we are all suffering from his passing all his fans

  23. PasMater
    September 14, 2013

    Why they are not trying to remove the song from internet. It’s all over youtube. But when fake Cascio song leaks it is removed in less than a minute. Shame!

  24. Billy
    September 19, 2013

    These are all joyous MJ reads!!!

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    December 26, 2013

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  27. Michael Jackson
    July 10, 2014

    Michael Jackson is the king. Every time i listen his tracks i feel as he is still alive. Surely one of the best music celebrities ever!

  28. Marcus Nowak
    June 16, 2017

    Great Story, great song!!-~*

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    November 1, 2018

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