Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce the newest member of the ICON range; he's the first guy to make the grade, he is George Michael.
I can't ever remember a time when I didn't not like him. His Wham songs are pop perfection, and I think what really swung it for me was the Club Tropicana video... and those shorts!
Most pretty boys don't survive the break-up of their band, but George only got better when he went solo. Freedom! was a belter of a tune and the video defines the early 90's. Bloody confusing for me too, how could you not be attracted to the girls, especially Linda Evangelista (whose name serves as the inspiration for one of the families in Pose, by far my favourite TV show of the year, but we'll get to that later).
I think the thing I love about him most, even more than his voice and that stubble, is the way he later turned situations in his personal life into killer songs.
Remember the time he got caught cruising for sex? Who else would turn it into a song accompanied by a very funny video - https://youtu.be/gwZAYdHcDtU. Fucking genius!
And then there's Amazing. The lyrics to this melt my heart every time I listen to it.
" I was going down for the third time My heart was broken, I was not open to your suggestion I had so many questions That you just kissed away "
I also can't listen to him without thinking of someone that means the world to me, she's a very special girl, one of the most genuinely considerate people I know, and a huge fan of George. I spent a lot of time on these designs, and it was inspired by and is dedicated to this person; she knows who she is, Miss L, love you x