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