...OLDHAM: So what happened to the Zodiac album?
KELLY: I’ve changed the name to The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead. I think it’ll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will.
OLDHAM: That 12 Play reference is interesting, because there is this great sort of little puzzle-labyrinth thing that you have in your records, where there are little bits that repeat and come up again in new songs from other songs you’ve written, whether it’s a musical element or a lyric or an idea. It’s always a thrill when those things come up—it’s a good feeling, like a visit from an old friend.
KELLY: Exactly. Yep.
OLDHAM: I thought of that especially when I heard that line at the end of Love Letter, where you sing, “You are not alone . . . ” How many songs did you do with Michael Jackson?
KELLY: Two or three, I think. “You Are Not Alone,” “Second Chance,” and then another song, but I for got the name of it. It was another inspirational type of song. It never came out.
OLDHAM: Will they put it out with this next slew of Michael songs?
KELLY: I hope so. I did an album and a half of songs for Michael Jackson. They’re all up in my studio.
OLDHAM: Did you mine those songs for yourself?
KELLY: Well, I put one of them, “Not Feelin’ the Love,” on the Love Letter album. I wrote that for Michael. I changed it up a little, of course. But you can kind of feel his spirit on it a bit with the melodies.....
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