Music icon and legend George Michael passed away last year, but as the industry usually says, his music lives on.
In this case, that’s a fact. Nile Rodgers was asked by Michael to fix a song he was not comfortable with, and it seems Rodgers hit paydirt with this release.
Nile Rodgers was commissioned by George Michael to reimagine a song Rodgers says “George said he never got quite right.” The result is the new “Fantasy” which was released this morning in the UK. It will be included in a documentary Michael had almost finished before his death. Rodgers was the last celebrity to be interviewed for the film, ironically.
This captures the essence of Michael, and I am sure you would agree. Michael was a true singer who was loved by many across the globe. If you reach that certain star where people in all countries are singing your songs word for word, then you have come to the pinnacle of a superstar.
His life was trampled with so many issues and public breakdowns but then again, who among us doesn’t have hang ups?
This is a great tribute to Michael’s string of hits throughout the years and hopefully more people will be able to hear through your social media share.
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