George Michael is set to follow in the footsteps of Muse by releasing a cover of ‘Feeling Good’ – the song that originally featured in the 1965 musical ‘The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd’ – and was later sung by Nina Simone.
The singer’s version of the song will be released as a free download on Christmas Day (December 25). Muse released their own cover of the song in 2001, and it is still a staple of their live set.
Michael revealed his plan to release ‘Feeling Good’ during a concert at the London Earl’s Court venue last night (August 24), reports BBC News.
He also revealed further single plans, hinting that he was not retiring despite billing the show, in conjunction with another tonight (August 25) at the venue, as his final gigs.
During the show Michael said he would release a new Christmas single this winter in addition to the aforementioned download, suggesting that while he may be stepping away from live shows he doesn’t plan to leave music completely behind.