Superstar George Michael releases his stunning new single, “Let Her Down Easy” on iTunes/digital platforms on March 18, 2014. Hear the premiere of the track here:
Produced by George Michael and the late, legendary Phil Ramone, “Let Her Down Easy” is taken from George’s forthcoming album, Symphonica which will also be released on March 18, 2014 from Island Def Jam. The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Vaughan Arnell, one of Britain’s foremost and most innovative music video directors, whose credits include George’s iconic video for “Outside” in 1998, plus videos for Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls and One Direction amongst others. See a teaser for the video here:
“Let Her Down Easy” was written and originally performed by Terence Trent D’Arby. George’s dramatic version was a highlight of his critically acclaimed Symphonica tour of 2011/12 where George performed carefully selected songs from a remarkable career which has spanned over 30 years, as well as covering some of his favourite artists. The Symphonica tour made history in September 2012 when George became the first contemporary pop artist to play Paris’s Palais Garnier Opera House. A TV special documenting this historic performance will be aired worldwide to accompany the release of the Symphonica album.
The album Symphonica is produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone, who worked with some of the great artists including Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney. Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter. The legendary Ramone died in March 2013 and Symphonica is his final work.
“Let Her Down Easy” is George Michael’s first release since 2012’s “White Light” single and Symphonica is his first newly recorded album since 2004’s Patience.