Today “The Toy” has been announced as another bonus track from the upcoming “Thriller 40” album.
This song was inspired by the 1982 Richard Pryor film of the same title. After not making the cut for the “Thriller” album, Michael continued to work on the song for the rest of his career. It first became “I Am Your Joy” and ultimately evolved into “Best of Joy,” which was released posthumously on the 2010 album “Michael.” It’s noted as being the last song he recorded during his life, likely in 2008.
This will be the first time the original incarnation from forty years ago will be heard by the public.
This song was inspired by the Richard Pryor film of the same title. After not making the cut for the Thriller album, Michael continued to work on the song and it ultimately evolved into "Best of Joy”. The original incarnation is now being released. https://t.co/X9oMHEZPen pic.twitter.com/VhIZgDJgNL
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) September 22, 2022