New George Michael single arriving today

A new single from singer George Michael will be posthumously released on Thursday.

The new track, the first since the singers unexpected death on Christmas Day 2016, will make its debut on Chris Evans show on BBC Radio 2 at 9am London time.

There’s no news on what the song is called, or when it was recorded. During his decades long career Michael sold over 100 million records.

Fans have speculated that rather than a new track, the song is likely to be a remixed version of the tune Fantasy, which was the b-side to his Freedom 90 single.

The song previously appeared in a remixed for on the Red Hot + Dance compilation alongside two other out-takes from the abandoned album Listen Without Prejudice Volume II.

The singer’s sister’s posted a note to his official website promising more music in the future, which would be coordinated by longtime collaborator David Austin.

Here’s their note in full:

‘Hello Everyone,

Melanie & Yioda here, just wanted to say a few words…

Our family, and good friends, are all still struggling with the reality that our beautiful Yog is no longer here with us, although we still feel his love.

We hope that, as private a family as we have always been (and will remain), that you know we hear you, through your amazing and thoughtful messages and that you understand our loss, as we try to understand yours.

We believe that through all the “debris”, Yogs fans, his ‘lovelies’ all around the world, know who he truly was, and is, after shared decades of music, love, and humour.

Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

David, along with Yogs loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…

We promise we will always try to honour him by staying true to his ambitions and his intentions.

We thank you all for your really fantastic loyal support which has been genuinely appreciated, it has helped us all so much.

Jack, Yioda, Melanie & David

…and Yog, Lesley & Anselmo… smiling down, and all together…’

 


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