The track, which was recorded during the final George Michael studio sessions, is his first original material to be shared for seven years…

Virgin EMI / Universal Music Group (UMG) just announced the release of This Is How (We Want You To Get High), a previously unheard and unreleased song from George Michael.

The new song is a funky, upbeat classic, that provides the perfect finale to Last Christmas, a new movie inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham, which is premiering this week by Universal Pictures.

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. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Mad Men) describes the movie as ‘a love letter to George’. The film was co-scripted by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, who stars alongside Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) and is released worldwide from 8 November.

Work on This is How (We Want You to Get High) began in early 2012. The track was subsequently developed and recorded in sessions at Air Studios in London, before the finishing touches were added in late 2015 during George’s final recording sessions.

In the Spring of 2018, after discussions over which songs would be in the film, Emma Thompson was given an exclusive preview of four new, finished and unreleased George Michael tracks. She instantly fell in love with This Is How (We Want You To Get High), remarking how the lyrics resonated with the film’s central themes.