The estate of the late George Michael has released ‘This Is How (We Want You To Get High)’, the first posthumous track to arrived from the late music icon.
The track will feature on the soundtrack of Last Christmas – the upcoming movie inspired by his legendary back catalogue.
George Michael-unreleased song will feature in Emma Thompson movie
George Michael gave Emma Thompson his blessing to write ‘Last Christmas’ film – An unreleased, six-minute song from the late George Michael will feature in the new movie
Last Christmas writer and star Emma Thompson has revealed that George Michael gave her his blessing to pen the upcoming film.Last Christmas will star Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding
The new festive rom-com, which is set to arrive in cinemas on November 15, centres around the music of late artist Michael and stars Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. Its official trailer was unveiled back in August.
Its director Paul Feig told BBC News: “[George Michael] was putting together his new album when he passed.
“And one of our tracks is one of those songs, and it’s just an absolutely amazing song that I’m so excited the world is going to get to hear now.”
George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day in 2016 at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire.
Last Christmas focuses on a young aspiring singer (played by Clarke), whose hero is George Michael. Feig explains the singer’s music “sort of travels with her as she goes through her life” in the storyline.
Speaking about the new track, he continued: “It’s a very celebratory song, I would dare say. And we were able to play the entire song, which is almost six minutes long, in the film.
“Because when you get a song that has never been heard, you don’t want to just use, like, 15 seconds of it. The song starts at the end of the film, and then goes into the credits.”
“This wonderful producer, David Livingstone, said, ‘Do you want to write a screenplay, a rom-com sort of thing, because we need a new Christmas movie based on ‘Last Christmas,’ and I said, ‘Not really, because it’s not my favourite Christmas song,’” Thompson explained.