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George Michael's new song evoked 'mixed feelings' for Nile Rodgers

'Fantasy' is the first George Michael song to emerge after the singer's 2016 death.
British singer George Michael poses for photographers before a news conference at the Royal Opera House in central London May 11, 2011. Michael died on December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR2M9AT (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)

A new song from George Michael has been released, the first since the singing superstar's death on Dec. 25, 2016.

Entitled "Fantasy," the song is a reworked version of a song Michael had released as a B-side in the 1980s. The song was remixed by Michael's friend, legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers.

On Twitter, Rodgers talked about his "mixed feelings" and the emotional process of working on the song.

Earlier this week, Michael's sisters posted a message to his official website thanking fans for their support, vowing to continue to spread the music of their brother, whom they affectionately called Yog.

"Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy — through his extraordinarily beautiful music," the statement read.

Listen to "Fantasy" below.

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