It's been almost three years since George Michael died on Christmas Day. I remember laying in bed with my boyfriend that afternoon in 2016. After all the presents had been opened and the kids were playing we just listened to George Michael nonstop. Still can't believe he's gone, hearing his voice again is a happy thing but also sad.
George wrote “This Is How (We Want You to Get High)” in 2012 and later recorded at London’s Air Studios, with finishing touches done in 2015 during Michael’s final recording sessions. The song is uptempo but if you listen to the lyrics it's pretty heavy. “So you raise another glass looking for a different space,” “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.”
"This Is How" will play during the closing credits of the upcoming movie named for his Wham Christmas classic "Last Christmas." The movie was made with his blessing as Emma Thompson explains below.
Rest In Peace George. We miss you so.