Watch Throwback Footage of George Michael in Groovy New Video for 'Fantasy' Featuring Nile Rodgers
The video arrives the day before the reissue of the late singer's album 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1.'
A video has been released for the late George Michael's first posthumous single "Fantasy," which was released on Sept. 7. Michael died on Christmas Day 2016 at 53 years old due to a heart condition, dilated cardiomyopathy. "Fantasy" was originally released in 1990 but producer Nile Rodgers has given it a new feel after George urged the remake shortly before his death.
The official video begins with a jukebox -- a fitting device to transport us back to a time where Michael was vivaciously alive, as it's the same opening from Michael's "Faith" video -- before we see Michael dancing enthusiastically in rain. As the visual unfolds, clips from that "Faith" video are spliced between footage taken from videos for "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Outside," "I Want Your Sex" and more of his biggest solo and Wham! hits.
Tomorrow (Oct. 20), a remastered version of Michael's 1996 performance on MTV Unplugged and a reissuing of Michael's second album (arranged, produced and almost totally written by himself) Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 will be released together as a deluxe box set. You can pre-order here.
Watch the official "Fantasy" video below: