Adele has paid a moving tribute to the late George Michael in the form of a cover version his hit, ‘Fastlove’. The track will appear during the opening the opening credits of the George Michael documentary, Freedom, which will be aired on Channel 4 tonight (October 16).
The documentary, which George Michael was working on when he died last year, features contributions from Coldplay’s Chris Martin and supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
The Sun reports that ‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker Adele decided to contribute to the documentary at the last minute and entered a studio late in the production process to record her version of ‘Fastlove’. She’d previously sung her version of the song at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.
"Adele did not feature until a very late stage," a source told the paper. "But George’s best friend David Austin, who was making the film with him, asked her if she would be involved and she said yes straight away.
"She was a massive fan and wanted to make sure her tribute was perfect. The result was incredible and will be aired during the opening credits."
It’s been mooted that the track may well be released as a single.
The documentary features a contribution from Kate Moss who took cameras into George Michael’s Highgate home in north London. This is the first time that cameras have been allowed into the singer’s home.
An insider told the newspaper: ”Kate and George were friends for years and knew each other really well. They lived just a few seconds walk away and Kate would hang out with him. She slipped into the house through the back door with the crew to avoid causing a scene as there are still fans who go there to pay tribute. Everything was kept very hushed.
"Filming at his home will give fans an insight like never before. Many of them have never been able to go through the keyhole to see where he actually spent his time."