New song by late star to get first play — George Michael

Angelo Anderson
September 7, 2017

The track is a reworking, by Rodgers, of Fantasy, which Michael previously released as a B side.

Rodgers' confession came in response to a fan who expressed "mixed feelings" over the song's release, eight months after the Michael's death.

There's been no word on when the track was recorded, but producer Nile Rodgers has hinted on Twitter that the posthumous pop song will be a remix of "Fantasy", a 1987-era bonus track off "Faith".

Calling him their affectionate name, Yogs, they wrote in a post on his website: "Our family, and good friends, are all still struggling with the reality that our lovely Yog is no longer here with us, although we still feel his love".

The new version is quite a break from the original with a complete makeover thanks to Nile, with the 80s vibe being replaced by a funk vibe instead.

"Tune in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow, Thursday 7th September at 9am for the first play".

It was, however, originally meant to be on the Listen With Out Prejudice.

"So, George phoned up Nile Rodgers, his good pal, in early 2016, because the two of them have [sic] always spoken the same musical language as long as they've known each other, and Nile reworked the record and that's what you're about to hear now".

He added: "I hope we'll make the fans proud".

Michael's body was found by his former partner, hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

"David, along with Yog's 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..."

Michael died from natural causes at his home aged 53 on Christmas Day previous year.

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