George Michael in the interview By George, He’s Back (8 Days Magazine, 1996) explaining how he wrote the song ‘Jesus to a Child’
But six months ago, he returned to a London recording studio to complete his first album in more than five years. His first single off it, ‘Jesus to a Child’ is, he says, the best thing he’s ever done.
“It’s a special song. It was one of those songs that just felt like it was handed to me. I didn’t have to try very hard. It came naturally. It was recorded over five days but written in just a couple of hours.”
The single is a tribute to a close Brazilian friend, Anselmo Feleppa, who died suddenly from brain haemorrhage two years ago.
“Yes, it’s a sad song but I hope it has a positive message too – I didn’t want it to be all ‘woe is me, woe is me’. It is a song about bereavement. But also about hope.”
- George Michael on Anselmo Feleppa
- George Michael on his Deep Love and Grief for Anselmo Feleppa (Daily Mirror, 1997)
- George Michael’s Interview with the Gay Magazine ‘The Advocate’ (1999)
- George Michael on Beating Drugs, Depression and His Outing in LA (GQ Magazine, 2004)
- Q Magazine: George Michael The Only Interview (December 1998)