Geri Halliwell is back.
The world premiere of Geri’s new single, ‘Angels In Chains’ – recorded in honour George Michael – will take place on Monday 19 June at 8:00am. This is the most exciting event in Spiceworld since, on 26 June 2007, the Spice Girls gathered in Greenwich to announce their triumphant return to the stage in the form of The Return of the Spice Girls World Tour.
‘Angels In Chains,’ written by Geri and produced by long-time George Michael collaborator Chris Porter, is a heartfelt ballad that shows a more vulnerable side to Geri’s typically fun and feisty repertoire. The proceeds from the single will go directly to George’s charity of choise Childline.
This isn’t the first time Geri has paid homage to George in her music. ‘Feels Like Sex,’ from Scream If You Wanna Go Faster mashed up the guitar riff of his most iconic track ‘Faith’ with the funk of ‘I Want Your Sex’. ‘Angels in Chains’ looks set to cement George’s influence over Geri’s music and artistry while paying tribute to a dear friend.
Geri said: “When I first heard the sad news of [George’s] 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’. In the process, I found how healing making this record had been not only for me but also for everyone involved. This is our way of saying goodbye to our friend and music idol, and I hope George’s fans enjoy this as much as we have making it.”
‘Angels In Chains’ is Geri’s first global music release in 12 years. Her success as an artist is undeniable, having to date sold over 85 million records worldwide with the Spice Girls and notched up 11 UK #1 hits (four of which were her own solo singles: ‘Mi Chico Latino’, ‘Lift Me Up’, ‘Bag It Up’ and ‘It’s Raining Men’). Geri has released three solo albums to date – Schizophonic (1999), Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (2001), and Passion (2005) – that have collectively sold over four million copies worldwide.