George Michael has announced that he will be releasing a brand new single, "White Light" to commemorate 30 years in the music business.
The song will be premiered on 29th June, the same day that "Wham Rap" entered the UK charts. The single will be released commercially on 12th August 2012.
Here's the full information from his official site:
Looking forward to hearing it!GEORGE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE: "WHITE LIGHT"!
Hi everyone. 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