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It’s official – yesterday, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, announced that it will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

To celebrate the launch of this album on May 13, and as part of a unique ‘One Sony’ collaboration, Sony Mobile customers of select new devices, including Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1S, will be able to get XSCAPE free1 on the day of its digital release, through the Xperia™ Lounge app.

Sony Mobile will not just be providing customers of the latest Xperia Z2 smartphone with incredible access to the new album through this collaboration, they will also benefit from an exceptional audio experience. Sony audio engineers consulted with visionary Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid to re-create the centre seat experience of his recording studio on the Xperia Z2 so that users can hear the music just as its creators intended.

The sound was optimised using the studio’s console and main monitors as a reference point for the audio tuning on the Xperia Z2 and the MDR-NC31EM headset (bundled with the smartphone2).

Xperia Z2 users can access these audio settings with just one touch, simply by selecting the ClearAudio+ mode. The tuning settings have also been burnt to the digital signal processor on the optional Bluetooth® headset SBH-80. The result? A listening experience as it was intended to be heard.

So if you’re anything like us, you’ll be itching for this to drop – in the meantime, be sure to check out a first sneak-peek / listen to one of the new tracks; “Slave to the Rhythm”, as featured in our Xperia Z2 brand film above.

We’ll be bringing you more on our exclusive partnership over the coming weeks – so stay tuned!

Xperia-Z2-Michael-Jackson-Featured1 The promotional offer is only valid with the purchase of select new Xperia devices. Availability may differ by market – please check your local Sony Mobile site for all eligible devices. The offer is not transferable and may not be sold or bartered. One album per eligible device only. Redemption through the Xperia Lounge app that is or should be pre-installed in the device. This promotion runs until 31st May 2014 and album must be redeemed by 30th June 2014. Album availability dates may vary by country and is dependent on album release date. Please check Xperia Lounge for album availability date in your country. Titles are subject to change without prior notice.

A Sony Entertainment Network login will be required to download the album. You must be 18 or older to redeem. Sony Entertainment Network services are not available, or may not be supported, in every country and language. Terms and conditions apply, for more information visit:

2 Available in selected markets only.