On the 29th of June this year it will be 30 years to the day that "Wham Rap", my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley (on an afternoon that the
two of us should have been at school!), entered the British charts. To celebrate and commemorate those 30 wonderful years I am releasing my most recent song, "White Light", to radio on the exact
anniversary of that chart date.
Although I know the music industry tradition on such occasions is to list the hundreds of millions of albums sold, the number of records broken and awards received over all those years, I would simply like to say thank you.
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. It is miraculous in so many ways. Fate has been so kind to me, as have the millions of people that that have bought records and come to see me play year after year since 1982.
I am truly blessed, and "White Light" is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue.
All my love,
George Michael xxx
George will hit the road again on September 4 as Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour resumes in Austria. He is currently writing and producing a brand new studio album, scheduled for release in autumn! It will be George's first new album since his 10 million plus selling No.1 record Patience eight years ago.
Written, arranged and produced by George Michael, "White Light" will be available on Aegean Records through Island/Universal on August 12, 2012.
White Light Track Listing:
1. WHITE LIGHT
2. SONG TO THE SIREN
3. WHITE LIGHT - VOODOO SONICS REMIX
4. WHITE LIGHT - KINKY ROLAND REMIX
« Bonjour tout le monde. Le 29 juin de cette année, ça fera 30 ans que "Wham Rap", mon premier single, écrit avec Andrew Ridgeley un après-midi où nous aurions tous les deux dû être en cours, est entré dans les charts anglais. Afin de commémorer et de célébrer ces 30 merveilleuses années, je sors un nouveau titre, "White Light", que j'envoie en radio à cette date anniversaire . Je sais que la tradition dans ce métier dans ce genre d'occasions est de lister les centaines de millions d'albums vendus, le nombre de records battus et les récompenses reçues au fil des années, mais je voudrais pour ma part simplement dire merci.
"White Lights" est un merci adressé à tous ceux qui ont participé à mon succès. Et je veux vraiment dire tout le monde, y compris les journalistes ! »