Geri Halliwell has announced that she’s returning to music with a new tribute single in honor of the late George Michael. The track, titled “Angels in Chains” is set to be released on June 23, only two days before what would have been George’s 54th birthday.
All proceeds from the single, which also includes the efforts of former Wham! singer Shirley Lewis and George’s longtime guitarist Phil Palmer, will be donated to Childline.
Describing the charity single, Geri said, “When I first heard the sad news of his passing, I was nine months pregnant with my son Monty and I was full of emotions. I didn’t know quite what to do with my feelings so I put it in a song, which became ‘Angels in Chains’.”
The former Spice Girls singer added: “I am first and foremost a George Michael fan, so to be in the same studio with these amazingly gifted artists who have put their stamp on so many of my favorite records was a real privilege for me.”
George Michael died on Christmas Day last year at his home in Oxfordshire, England. An inquest into his death held earlier this year subsequently revealed that the singer had died of natural causes.