Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

New George Michael remix of Fantasy leads to 'mixed feelings'

New George Michael remix of Fantasy leads to 'mixed feelings'

A posthumous single from George Michael is set to be played today on BBC Radio 2.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their delight at the new track, which comes eight months after the singer's death.

It's not the first time George Michael fans have heard the track though, with a different version previously being released as a b-side in 1990, and as part of a deluxe version of his Faith album in 2011.

The late star's publicist confirmed the news, saying Sony Music was "proudly" presenting the new single.

Fantasy (Audio Only)by George Michael & Nile Rodgerson VEVO.

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Rodgers said he had mixed feelings about the record's release.

The former Highgate resident had wanted "Fantasy" to be it's own single and was meant to feature on his second solo album "Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1". "Tears, uncertainty, happiness and #LOVE". "Tune in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow, Thursday 7th September at 9am for the first play".

That being said, Nile Rodgers has since told fans that taking on the project wasn't an easy decision.

Ahead of Fantasy's release, George Michael's sisters Melanie and Yioda wrote on his website that their "aim is to carry on, as we know Yog [George's pet name] would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy - through his extraordinarily attractive music".

The 53-year-old former Wham! singer died on Christmas Day last year from heart disease and a build-up of fat in his liver, which has been linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

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