George Michael’s estate has released a previously unheard track by the late singer titled “This is How (We Want You to Get High).”
On the track, the British pop singer explores topics such as alcoholism and addiction over the surprising upbeat production. “Your daddy was a drinker / He just kept drinking ’til the shit he was thinking sounded true / Your mama was a thinker / she just wasn’t thinking on the day that she looked at him and said ‘I do,’” he sings.
The song was written and recorded in 2012, but wasn’t finished until the musician was returned to the studio in 2015, for what would be his final recording sessions. Michael died in his sleep the next year, on Christmas Day.
“This is How (We Want You to Get High)” will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming film Last Christmas, which was inspired by and will heavily feature the late singer’s music (both solo and with Wham!). Listen to the song here: