- Sam Smith Performs George Michael’s “Father Figure” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
- London-based singer-songwriter Sam Smith appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, where he performed his latest song “Too Good at Goodbyes” and George Michael’s “Father Figure”.
Sam Smith said to fans, “As this is 50 years of Radio 1, they asked me to pick two covers. So I picked the Alicia Keys one and, for my final cover, I wanted to pick my favorite artist of all time. And that is the incredible George Michael.”
"Too Good at Goodbyes" was released on September 8 as the lead single from his upcoming second studio album. The song is his first single in 2 years, currently sitting at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
“Father Figure” was released by George Michael in 1988 from his debut solo album “Faith”. It was written and produced by George Michael.
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.
The music video for the song won "Best Direction of a Video" at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards.
- At the time of Michael's December 2016 death, Sam Smith paid tribute to the singer and wrote on his social media;
"Words can’t express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today & celebrate one of the most magical, talented, bravest & important figures in music & life as I know it. Your music & message will live on. I would not be the artist I am if it wasn’t for you."
- source : Rolling Stone