Father Figure by George Michael
“Father Figure” is a song by the British singer-songwriter George Michael, released in 1987 as the second single from his album “Faith.” The song was written and produced by Michael and became one of his most successful hits, reaching the top 10 in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The song’s lyrics are about a man who is seeking a deeper and more meaningful relationship with a woman, offering himself as a father figure and protector in her life. The song’s title and themes were inspired by Michael’s own experiences with older men who acted as mentors and father figures in his life.
“Father Figure” features a slow and seductive melody with a strong bassline and a smooth saxophone solo. Michael’s vocals are intimate and passionate, showcasing his impressive vocal range and emotive delivery.
The song’s music video, directed by Andy Morahan, features Michael in a series of dramatic and sensual scenes with a female model, showcasing his trademark blend of sex appeal and vulnerability. The video was controversial at the time of its release due to its erotic content, but it helped to cement Michael’s reputation as one of the most successful and influential artists of the 1980s.
“Father Figure” remains one of George Michael’s most beloved and enduring songs, earning critical acclaim and continued popularity among fans of 80s pop and R&B music.
George Michael was a British singer, songwriter, and record producer, born on June 25, 1963, in London, England. He rose to fame in the 1980s as part of the pop duo Wham!, along with his childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley. Wham! scored a number of hits with catchy pop songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Careless Whisper,” which Michael wrote and sang.
After Wham! disbanded in 1986, Michael embarked on a highly successful solo career. His debut album, “Faith,” released in 1987, sold over 25 million copies worldwide and spawned several hit singles, including “Faith,” “Father Figure,” and “One More Try.” Michael’s music was characterized by his soulful voice, catchy melodies, and skillful blending of pop, R&B, and dance music.
Michael was also known for his charitable work and activism, supporting causes like AIDS awareness and human rights. He often used his music and his public platform to speak out against injustice and discrimination.
Throughout his career, Michael sold over 100 million records worldwide, won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy Awards, and became one of the most successful and influential pop stars of his generation. He passed away on December 25, 2016, at the age of 53, leaving behind a legacy as one of the greatest singers and songwriters of his time.