The new single from George Michael – An Easier Affair – which was released on CD at the begining of the week is set for a disappointing debut in next Sunday’s chart. It’s possible it will barely scrape into the Top 30. Part of the problem is that not enough people know the single is out.
However, that’s far from the whole story. The main part of the problem is that there are no “unique”, new songs on the CD. That is, songs that won’t feature on any forthcoming album. George Michael fans are fans of his songs. For sure, most will want to buy all his songs. However, they are not so desperate that they want to buy them twice. So, if you’re searching for a reason for the poor chart performance of this record, look no further than the fact that there’s nothing of interest there for fans to buy. Most are waiting for George Michael 25, the “Greatest Hits 2” record that will be out later this year, to coincide with George’s tour.