Christmas obtained right here early on Wednesday for George Michael fans.
The reward from the heavens arrived inside the kind of “This Is How (We Want You To Get High),” a beforehand unreleased song from Michael that marks his first posthumous music since he died on Christmas 2016.
Upbeat nonetheless with a melancholy streak, the observe — co-written and co-produced by Michael and James Jackman — was started in early 2015 sooner than being achieved late that yr throughout the “Faith” crooner’s closing recording lessons.
With its sophistic-pop lushness to match Michael’s velvety vocals — oh so good to take heed to again — “This Is How” recollects the sound of 1996’s underappreciated “Older” album.
“This is how we want you to get high/This is how we want you to get by/Beyond your sorry lives,” sings Michael, in quest of to uplift of us in a time when “it’s hard to be more than we’ve seen.”
“This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” arrives merely two days sooner than Friday’s launch of the holiday movie “Last Christmas,” which was impressed by the 1984 Wham! yuletide conventional of the identical title. The film — starring Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians”) — choices totally different music by Michael and Wham!, along with “Everything She Wants,” “One More Try” and, the truth is, “Faith.”
And as far as we’re concerned, the additional George Michael, the upper.