The actor and musician uses only his voice, a guitar and violins to re-structure the MJ ballad.
New York City can be tantalizing. The twinkling lights, the sheer cavalcade of steel structures rising around your feet and the hustle ‘n bustle of everyday living have been immortalized in such silver screen motion pictures as The Godfather, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Taxi Driver. Its dreamy idealisms are also toasted in song, from Billie Holiday’s “Autumn in New York” to Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Michael Jackson, one of the most influential pop storytellers of all time, paid tribute to the City That Never Sleeps, as well, with his smoldering ballad “Human Nature,” lifted from his landmark, blockbuster-selling 1982 studio album Thriller. The song, in which he muses on the beauty of the concrete jungle and wanting to take a bite (because it is just human nature), became the fifth single from the disc and a Top 10 Billboard hit.