STORY OF SONG
“This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” is the iconic George Michael’s posthumous single, as part of the soundtrack to Paul Feig’s Christmas film: “Last Christmas”. Sadly, Michael passed away at the aged of 53 on the 25th December 2016.
“This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” was written in 2012, according to an article on RollingStone.com. “…was first written in 2012 and later recorded at London’s Air Studios, with finishing touches done in 2015 during Michael’s final recording sessions. The song has an upbeat vibe, but leans on heavier topics in the lyrics. “So you raise another glass looking for a different space,” Michael croons over the Latin-inspired beat. “I was leaning on the grass dreaming of a sunnier day/Oh it never came, how could it have baby/Where the present meets the past it’s hard to be more than we’ve seen.”, states Emily Zemler in the article. The track appears in the credits of “Last Christmas”, which is inspired by George Michael’s musical hits throughout his life. The film was co-written by actress Emma Thomspon, who spoke to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” about the film and the track: He was just the loveliest guy you can imagine. All of these themes in the movie, he was passionate about homelessness, he had this great social conscience, he was so lovely. I got really enthused and we started to write and then he had that tragic early death in 2016 on Christmas… I miss him so much and I wish he was here because I know he’d love it.”
There is no music video for the track but there is an official lyric video on George Michael’s YouTube channel, that was uploaded on the 6th November 2019. As of December 2019, the video has over 2.6 million views and over 20 thousand likes.
Release Date: 6th November 2019
Songwriter/s: George Michael & James Jackman
Producer/s: George Michael & James Jackman
Label: Virgin EMI
Chart Rankings: “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” reached the peak position of #2 on the British iTunes charts. The track also has over 757 thousand Spotify plays.
The lyrics to “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” can be accessed here: LINK