Before George Michael’s sad death in 2016, he took part in some final studio sessions resulting in a handful of tracks being recorded – one of which gets its official release this week. This Is How (We Want You To Get High) is a bittersweet treat that showcases how wonderful a final studio album from the singer could have been.
The punchy, poignant track arrives alongside Emma Thompson scripted romcom Last Christmas – an odd move considering the track feels like a strange companion to a lighthearted Christmas romp. Still, this posthumous single is an impressive one – with enhanced vocals, almost Latin-tinged guitar, and an infectious chorus.
Hopefully this will signal the arrival of further releases from the late pop icon’s estate – yet whether there is much in the vault to be released is anyone’s guess.