Michael Bearden, Michael’s Music Supervisor on ‘This Is It’ has spoken to MTV about his view of ’This Is It’ and he said in the interview that it was to be a message about saving the earth.
He said that Michael’s fans were at the forefront of his mind when he was planning and rehearsing what would have been his greatest work. “All artists have egos, but MJ was just probably the kindest, sweetest artist I’ve ever worked with,” Bearden told MTV. “He wasn’t onstage for him he was onstage for his fans. He loved his fans. Loved, loved, loved his fans, and so everything he did was for them. He would say to me; ‘We need… production value. You can’t cheat the audience. You can’t cheat the fans.’ So, he didn’t have an ego as far as that, ’cause he would always give and give for the fans.”
Bearden added that Michael wanted the world to know that this may be it when it came to seeing him tour and that if we don’t start paying attention to the world around us now, then it will be it for the earth too. “His passion was to save the world save the planet, to heal the world…
He would say to me, ‘If we don’t stop doing what we’re doing with global warming and the earth and how we’re treating each other … it could be irreversible in four years or five years or something like that,’ So, ‘This Is It’ meant to him that this is it, we don’t have much longer to save the planet, to heal the world.