New George Michael Song Featured In ‘Last Christmas’ Holiday Rom-Com

Brenda Watkins
November 7, 2019

The gift from the heavens arrived in the form of "This Is How (We Want You To Get High)", a previously unreleased song from Michael that marks his first posthumous music since he died on Christmas 2016.

Announcing the release in statement, his sisters, father and longtime manager David Austin said: 'We hope fans and lovelies! everywhere rejoice in hearing this great new song written as ever with Yog's huge passion and pride.

As The Telegraph pointed out, "This Is How (We Want You To Get High)" is one of the four songs that the musician completed for an album he was recording at the time of his death on Christmas Day, 2016.

The idea for the film came after producer David Livingstone had a conversation with Thompson, a close friend of George, about his love of Wham!'s festive 1984 hit Last Christmas.

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The film - starring Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Henry Golding ("Crazy Rich Asians") - features other music by Michael and Wham!, including "Everything She Wants", "One More Try" and, of course, "Faith". Recorded during Michael's final studio sessions, it is the first original material by the artist to be shared in seven years. The song has an upbeat vibe, but leans on heavier topics in the lyrics.

Michael made a rough recording of the tune sometime in early 2012, and it was later recorded again at London's Air Studios in 2015. Thompson visited George at his North London home in the Spring of 2013 to talk through her ideas for the screenplay. The singer was enamoured with the concept and gave Thompson his blessing.

The Oscar victor said recently: '[George] was just the loveliest guy you could imagine. The song is used in the final scene of Paul Feig's new film, Last Christmas.

She added: 'So we lost him, and I miss him so much. That said, if you want poignancy, This Is How (We Want You to Get High) has plenty of it, albeit by default rather than design. The Soundtrack will be released on November 8.

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