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George Michael's posthumous single gets first play on Chris Evans' Radio 2 show

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 07/09/2017 Emma Powell
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George Michael’s first posthumous single was unveiled today, nearly a year after his death.

The song, called Fantasy, is a remix of the track of the same name from his 1987 album Faith.

It premiered on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 on Thursday morning.

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The release was confirmed in a statement from his publicist: “Sony Music proudly presents a single by the late George Michael.

“Tune in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow, Thursday 7th September at 9am for the first play.”

Producer Nile Rodgers added: “I hope we’ll make the fans proud.”

The Chic frontman had been teasing the released on Twitter, and posted on Wednesday: “Getting a pedicure and radio's pumping @georgemichael #coincedence hmm? @nilerodgers.”

The news came days after Michael’s sisters Melanie and Yioda promised fans they will continue to “honour” their late brother by “staying true to his ambitions and his intentions”.

Writing on his website, they said: “Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

“David, along with Yogs loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…”

Michael died, aged 53, on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

The track will be available worldwide from 9am this morning.

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