“Stranger in Moscow” is the fifth and final single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The song was released worldwide in November 1996 but was not released in the United States until August 1997. The track was written by Jackson in September 1993, at the height of the highly publicized child abuse accusations made against him, while on tour in Moscow. The song’s music video depicts the lives of six individuals, including Jackson, who are left isolated and disconnected from the world around them.
“Even at home, I’m lonely. I sit in my room sometimes and cry. It’s so hard to make friends …I sometimes walk around the neighborhood at night, just hoping to find someone to talk to. But I just end up coming home”
[Dedicated to H.K.]