George Michael’s single, “This Is How (We Want You to Get High),” has been released almost three years following the vocalist’s demise. The track, which was co-composed and co-created by Michael and colleague James Jackman, will now be released as a feature soundtrack to Paul Feig’s upcoming motion picture ‘Last Christmas’.
“This Is How (We Want You to Get High)” was first written in 2012 and later recorded at London’s Air Studios, finally being completed done in 2015 during Michael’s last recording sessions. The melody has a playful vibe, but alludes to heavier subjects in the verses. “So you raise another glass looking for a different space,” Michael warbles over the Latin-propelled beat.“I was leaning on the grass dreaming of a sunnier day/Oh it never came, how could it have baby/ where the present meets the past it’s hard to be more than we’ve ever seen”
The melody, which denotes Michael’s first arrival of unique material in quite a while, shows up as the credits track in Last Christmas, a film motivated by the vocalist’s music. Last Christmas stars Emilia Clarke as a down-on-her-karma Londoner who meets a person who turns her life upside down, played by Henry Golding.