Washington, Jan 21: George Michael has announced that his sixth solo album 'Symphonica' will be released on March 17.
The 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker sparked retirement rumours last month after shutting down his website.
The 50-year-old singer teased fans by removing all content from georgemichael.com, leaving just a closed red curtain and the message: "Exciting news coming in 2014."
He's now planning to release his latest record, which is named after his 2011-12 orchestral concert tour of the same name, Contactmusic reported.
The album includes highlights from George's back catalogue as well as covers of songs, such as Nina Simone's 'My Baby Just Cares For Me', and the lead single 'Let Her Down Easy', a cover of the Terence Trent D'Arby song, which will be accompanied by a new video.
A song from the new record, 'Praying For Time', will soon be available for free download. (ANI)