Published: Thu, November 07, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

New George Michael Song Featured In ‘Last Christmas’ Holiday Rom-Com

New George Michael Song Featured In ‘Last Christmas’ Holiday Rom-Com

The movie was inspired George's work, with the soundtrack featuring three Wham! tracks and 12 from his solo career.

Ahead of the film's release on November 8, the estate of the late musician has unveiled the bittersweet song that was recorded during Michael's final studio sessions.

The funky song, which was recorded during George's final studio sessions in 2015, premiered on BBC Radio 2 on "The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show" on Wednesday morning (06.11.19), and the host admitted: "It's made me really emotional, it's absolutely lovely".

The late singer's archives contains a few pearls, some of which will be released in the coming months.

The movie's director, Paul Feig, describes Last Christmas as "a love letter to George".

The movie stars Emilia Clarke as a bored Christmas-store worker who keeps bumping into Henry Golding's character around London in serendipitous circumstances.

The track was finally completed in 2015 during George's final recording sessions, but remained unreleased for a further four years. "And we were able to play the entire song, which is nearly six minutes long, in the film".

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I'm forever grateful from the bottom of my heart for every single one of you for your constant support, encouragement and love. He has done an incredible season. "I look in the mirror each morning and I'm trying to lift myself up and say "you can do it".

His family and long-time manager David Austin said in a statement that they wanted to spread "love and festive joy". Zoe Ball unveiled the track on her Radio 2 Breakfast Show before it was made available digitally.

"Whoever you worship, whoever you love".

Thompson heard the new tune and three other unreleased Michael songs past year when working on the soundtrack.

Michael was found dead on Christmas Day 2016.

Thompson developed various versions of the script and talked through ideas with Michael before his death.

Thompson said watching the film is "like being hugged" as she wished her friend was still around to enjoy it.

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