Gay pop icon and sometime Sydney resident George Michael has told an English radio station that fans can expect a more electronic sound on his next album.

“Since I’ve been out as a gay man, house music has been more of an influence in my life,” he told a reporter at BBC Radio 2.

“So ultimately as a gay man, you don’t really stop listening to club music as early as straight people do and I wanted the album to reflect that.”

George also promised a more personal album that would reflect his experiences as a gay man.

“Once you’ve reached a certain point, to drive you forward as an artist you look for authenticity.”

“And that involves doing the type of tour I’m planning to do which I haven’t done before and express more personal truths that I now think about having lived as a gay man for 12 years.”

The singer’s latest single, a cover of New Order’s 1987 hit True Faith, was released in the UK this week with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.

Listen to the song below.

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