Slow Jam Saturday: George Michael, One More Try
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

Slow Jam Saturday: George Michael, One More Try

The late George Michael successfully transitioned from a boy band to a successful soul artist with his debut solo album Faith in 1987. Michael had already scored four successful singles when the fourth single, “One More Try,” hit the airwaves.

The duration of this ballad lasts nearly six minutes. It narrates the story of a young man who is reluctant to initiate or resume a new relationship due to his past emotional wounds. However, towards the end of the song, he succumbs to temptation and sings the title for the only time.

“One More Try” is a song that captures the struggle of letting go of a failing romantic relationship. George, the singer, expresses his feelings of being trapped in a situation that no longer brings him happiness. The lyrics convey his diminishing ability to control the situation. The chorus emphasizes the significance of prioritizing self-preservation over the desire to salvage the relationship. Ultimately, George discloses that he is prepared to move on and possesses the strength of self-love to do so.


Final Grade: A

“One More Try” from Faith is available on all streaming platforms

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