08 September 2017

The world mourned a huge musical loss when George Michael died last year, although his voice lives on for us all. ‘Fantasy’ is the new posthumous single that the singer was working on with disco legend Nile Rodgers before he passed away and it’s peak George Michael: a self-written, soulful and sexy call to the dance floor. The song was originally recorded for his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 but didn’t make the cut, with a version later ending up on a reissue of his Faith album in 2011.




The new version of Fantasy is a throbbing mix of the pop, house and disco sounds that Michael made his own during his experimental career, and his vocals sound as phenomenal as ever. After being left on the cutting floor back in 1990, Fantasy leads the upcoming reissue of Listen Without Prejudice, which is being re-released alongisde previously unreleased recordings from his iconic MTV Unplugged set, on October 20. The Faith singer gave a phenomenal MTV Unplugged performance in 1996 to promote his Older album and was noted by the singer as one of his favourite shows, partly due to it being the last time his mother saw him perform.



The anticipated album release will be accompanied by the documentary film that George was working on in 2016, his final project, entitled Freedom, which was first announced earlier this year and will air on Channel 4 in October. Freedom is narrated by the late singer himself and will no doubt be an emotional watch, yet an essential ode to his legacy and tribute to his life. Nile Rodgers will appear in the documentary alongside Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Mark Ronson, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and many, many more.