George Michael’s songs has been covered by the likes of Olly Alexander, Billy Porter and MNEK for the Apple Tunes Delight Thirty day period playlist ‘George Michael Covered’.
In honour of the late songs legend – who died in December 2016 – the streaming system got some renowned faces to honour the ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker and gay icon’s legacy by recording his hits for the LGBTQ+ celebration.
Decades and Several years aka Olly Alexander, 31, has protected 1998’s ‘Outside’, which is about the Wham! star accomplishing a “lewd act” on a police officer in a public bathroom in Beverly Hills.
The ‘It’s A Sin’ star – who played Richie Tozer in the Channel 4 collection about the AIDS crisis of the 1980s – stated: “Just one of the matters I like most about George Michael was his potential to own his narrative. He was a large, large star. I’m positive he struggled with some of the interest and problems that occur with all over the world fame, and he continue to remained so legendary, so real to who he was. He however experienced entertaining with it. He was usually hoping new factors and getting pitfalls and unashamedly himself. And I acquire so much inspiration from that … He acquired arrested in 1998 – I believe the terminology is ‘soliciting a police officer in a general public toilet’ – then goes and writes a tune about it. And it really is this kind of a banger. Wow! I just believe it really is so extraordinary for him to just have that narrative and truly go, ‘Yeah, I like to have sex exterior.’ And it truly is this sort of a bop.”
MNEK, 27, has set his individual spin on mega-hit ‘Fastlove’ and explained: “What made George so unique was just his ear. He’s often been an remarkable songwriter. I do not consider any one at any time really realised that he was composing and manufacturing his material all himself—and he was a genius. There was no one particular who built tunes rather like him … I beloved [the album] ‘Older’. And to me, George is just the epitome of the white guy who can truly just turn it and be respectful of him staying a visitor in R B and dance and electronica and Black music, which he was plainly a lover of and just seriously superior at.”
Broadway legend Billy Porter, 52, selected ‘Monkey’ and praised George for currently being a white boy with soul, who “was not making an attempt to be Black”.
He stated: “This was a white boy who could sing. This was a white boy who seriously had soul, but he was not striving to be Black, he wasn’t seeking to seem Black. It was like he was subliminally talking to all of us by means of his songs … There was an inherent sass in it that not a great deal of guys had been undertaking.”
Scissor Sisters star Jake Shears, 43, included ‘Amazing’, and Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie nails ‘Faith’.
Pay attention to the ‘George Michael Covered’ playlist in Spatial Audio on Apple Audio now. George Michael’s catalogue is now also obtainable to rediscover in Spatial Audio.