‘I’m Back, I’m Proud than ever’ … is how George Michael introduces his musical comeback after a few turbulent years in his private life. The singer who developed a severe case of pneumonia last year which not only left him fighting for his life and forced to suspend his tour is now back with his electro pop orientated track ‘White Lights’.
The track itself is a ‘ thank you to all the fans and people who have supported George the past few years’ and is full of referrals to the difficult times the singer has been through, but also to let us know he’s ‘alive’ and back on his feet. His website states the following:
“Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer-songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give.
George isn’t afraid to sing about his private life in his tracks, who can remember his cheeky super hit ‘Outside’ from 1998, which dealt with his arrest for soliciting a policeman in a public restroom.
Whilst cheeky ‘Outside’ Michael is still our favorite, we do have to confess that we also like the electro Pop Michael. New single ‘White Lights’ brings a new fresh light to the genre that Michael started to explore back in 2002 with his track ‘Freek!’
The new single, which is a celebration the 30th anniversary of his first single written with Andrew Ridgeley, as Wham!. is out on August 13 and can already be preordered.