Celebuzz.com spoke with Siedah Garrett the co-writer of ‘Man In The Mirror,’ for some insights about the process of the making of the ‘BAD’ album. She explained that her collaboration with Michael was remarkable, given his, as the world’s biggest pop star.
“When he worked with you, he treated you like he had as much to learn from you as you did from him,” she remembered. “That’s not a common personality trait. I just found it so refreshing. He was just so cool!” “He could have been this pompous idiot, because he was the King of Pop,” she added. “But he was mellow and cool and sincere – and just a creative ball of energy. And you will see part of his creative process in the ‘Bad25’ documentary.”
Garrett was a recording artist in her own right, albeit one with decidedly a lower profile than Michael, by the time producer Quincy Jones recruited her to contribute a song to ‘Bad.’ She said she was shocked to discover that after submitting ‘Man In The Mirror’ for consideration, Michael had as much enthusiasm about meeting her as she did him.
“I just knew I wanted to come up with something that would have Michael say something really important to the world, because he had the whole world as his audience,” she said. “And also, I wanted to meet him. I don’t know how I even had the audacity to think I would meet him at this level. But not only did he want to meet me, because of my voice, but when he found out I wrote that song, I think he just wanted to meet this person.”
In addition to its network broadcast last week, ‘Bad25’ is currently being shown in limited theatrical release, with a DVD release planned for 2013. Watch the film’s trailer here: