First Posthumous George Michael Track Released – ‘This Is How (We Want You To Get High)’

Photo of George Michael by Andrew Macpherson
George Michael (Photo: Andrew Macpherson/Universal)

Some 35 years after the release of the smash-hit “Last Christmas” by Wham!, George Michael’s millions of fans get another festive treat.

“This Is How (We Want You To Get High),” which was recorded during George’s final studio sessions, is his first original material to be released in seven years.

George died on Christmas Day in 2016.

A funky, upbeat soon-to-be-classic, “This is How (We Want You to Get High)” has a seductive George Michael hook and melody. The lyrics, written exclusively by George, see the star addressing society’s ills with his trademark blend of self-deprecation and wry humor.

Work on the track began in early 2012, was subsequently recorded in sessions at Air Studios in London, and ultimately received finishing touches in late 2015 during George’s final recording sessions.

With its uplifting vibe and socially-conscious message, “This is How (We Want You to Get High)” will be featured during the credits of the upcoming Last Christmas, Universal Pictures’ new romantic comedy. The film was inspired by the eponymous Wham! hit, and has a soundtrack featuring three Wham! tracks and twelve songs from George Michael’s solo career.

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