Geri Horner (née Geri Halliwell) is back with her first global release in 12 years! “Angels in Chains” is her new single and it’s a loving tribute to George Michael.
The former Spice Girl wrote the single in loving memory of her late friend and the profits from the single will go to Child Line, Michael’s charity of choice. “Angels in Chains” has a special release date too. It drops on June 23, just two days before Michael’s 54th birthday.
The heartfelt ballad references several of Michael’s songs (and his fans won’t miss these references). Although it was written with the music legend in mind, it will heal the heart of anyone grieving a significant loss.
“When I first heard the sad news of his passing, I was nine months pregnant with my son Monty and I was full of emotions,” Horner explains. “I didn’t know quite what to do with my feelings so I put it in a song, which became ‘Angels in Chains.'”
It was produced by Chris Porter, who worked with Michael for more than 30 years. Michael’s “music family” also got involved in the track. That family includes Chris Cameron, Phil Palmer, Shirley Lewis, Lucy Jules and Jay Henry who all worked with him for years.
“I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work on this record with Chris Porter and the same team George had hand picked for his own projects. I am first and foremost a George Michael fan, so to be in the same studio with these amazingly gifted artists who have put their stamp of so many of my favorite records was a real privilege for me.”
“In the process I found how healing making this record had been not only for me but also for everyone involved. This is our way of saying goodbye to our friend and music idol, and I hope George’s fans enjoy this as much as we have making it,” she says.
“Angels in Chains” drops worldwide on June 23.