George Michael talked about his album “Older” with Kristy Young in part 2 of the Red Line interview that aired on BBC2 on November 8, 2017:
I’m very proud of “Listen Without Prejudice.” But I think the whole experience of losing Anselmo; the period of grief, which was roughly two years that I didn’t write a note of music. And then, the absolute knowledge that the next album I was going to write would be about grief and recovery. Older is my greatest moment, in my opinion. And as I’ve said before I don’t ever want to be that inspired again.
I wrote Older within about I suppose eight months, and months I think I wrote the best most healing piece of music that I’ve ever written in my life with that album.