George Michael previews new single online

Despite all that he’s gone through and keeps going through, I still get excited when George Michael releases new music. Sure he’s self-destructive, but his music continues to grow and impress. Maybe that 420 is good for something.

This song isn’t so new, but he’s posted a three-minute preview of his remake of New Order’s “True Faith”  on his website. He’s auto-tuned without abandon which I think works here. Why not go all the way with it? He slows the song down heavily to a dreamier sound from its original New Wave dance beat.

Oh and you can see that Michael’s embracing his Father Figure-ness and going silver daddy on his cover.

The single will be released March 13.

—  Rich Lopez

Jeffree Star plays tonight at The Loft — you can still win tix

Born to be a Star

Internet-bred Jeffree Star is on the up and up. Pushing himself into self-created Web fame caught enough attention to garner a fanbase. Now that mega-producer Akon has signed him on, the out goth drag artist is downright legit.

Star stopped in Dallas back in May during his 2 Drunk 2 Fuck Tour, but announced a whole new tour for the latter half of 2010 — only this time, he says he’s releasing new music along the way.

We’re giving away tickets. Go here for more info.

DEETS: With Dev and It Boys. The Loft (In the Gilley’s Dallas Complex) , 1135 S. Lamar St. 7:30 p.m. $13–$15. GilleysMusic.com.

—  Rich Lopez