Tre brani inediti di George Michael in uscita – six years after iconic singer’s death… as star’s songwriting partner rules out possible hologram tour
Three unheard George Michael tracks are set to be released after they were unearthed by the late star’s former songwriting partner and best friend David Austin.
The songs were completed before the singer died from heart disease at the age of 53 sopra Natale Giorno dopo giorno 2016.
And David is ready to release the tracks after helping to create the upcoming intimate documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut about the pop star’s life.
Nuova musica: Three unheard George Michael tracks are set to be released after they were unearthed by the late star’s former song writing partner and best friend David Austin
Secondo Il Sole, saranno su una sedia a rotelle a tempo pieno: ‘There are three or four recordings that were finished. After Amy (Winehouse) had passed away, they pulled all those demos out of the drawer and started getting people involved in them.
‘We would never do that. George’s body of work is his complete body of work. That is what we have to work with — and there are a few tracks that are finished.’
Documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut is set for release on 22 June this year, with the singer having started work on it before his death.
Late star: The songs were completed before the singer died from heart disease at the age of 53 on Christmas Day in 2016
The film will tell the story of George’s career in his own words, with the tracks being included in addition to song This Is How, which came out posthumously in 2019.
Nel frattempo, David said a George Michael hologram tour will never happen.
He revealed there were talks of using a hologram for part of the late music legend’s performance of Fastlove at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, but the plans were scrapped because they didn’t feel the technology could do the Wham! star justice.
Song writing partner: David is ready to release the tracks after helping to create the upcoming intimate documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut about the pop star’s life (David pictured in 2014)
Speaking at a screening of the new documentary film Freedom Uncut at Soho House in London on Monday, David responded when asked if it’s a possibility: 'Mai. Alcuni anni fa, way before all that started happening while George was with us, we were thinking about doing something at the Royal Albert Hall.
‘So around the release of Listen Without Prejudice [anniversary set] that we initially made this film for, we were going to do a live event, it was going to be orchestral or something like that, we were trying to work out how we could do this.
‘We had an idea that in the middle of Fastlove, that bit where the rain comes down, we were going to see if we could do a hologram idea in the middle of the RAH which we thought would blow people away.
‘We went around and had all these people sort of courting me – they did Tupac, they did this, they did that. I went to look at a load of them and they were s**t. They were really, really poor. There were some people who were ahead of the game with it, some who weren’t but it just didn’t work.’
ABBA recently opened their own arena to host their first-of-its-kind ABBA Voyage avatar show, and although he’s not seen it himself, he can understand why it’s popular.
David saw the Roy Orbison one, però, and he doesn’t feel the audience can fully engage with it and see it as anything more than a tribute.
Ha aggiunto: 'La cosa è, I was talking to somebody and I want to go and see the ABBA thing because everyone is raving about it, they’ve obviously thrown loads of money at it and it’s jammed full of hits. That’s the real driver, if it’s full of hit records, that sort of thing works.
‘I saw the Roy Orbison thing here. The problem with holograms is people just don’t engage subconsciously. They know it’s a hologram and 20 minutes into it, once they’ve seen it, people are on their phones, there’s chit chat, this level of murmur going on.
‘The ABBA thing probably works because it’s jam-packed with hit-after-hit.’
No plans: Nel frattempo, David said a George Michael hologram tour will never happen, with David saying Tupac’s hologram was ‘s**t’