It's been almost three years since George Michael died.

The pop icon passed away on Christmas Day in 2016, but fans have received an early Christmas present in the form of an unreleased song.

It's called “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” and has been released by the star's label Island Records - making it the first original material to be released by him in seven years.

The song also features in Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding's forthcoming film 'Last Christmas', a romantic comedy directed by Paul Feig which was inspired by the Wham! song of the same name.

The lyrics aren't exactly festive, however, with lines regarding the perils of addiction: “My daddy was a toker, just kept smoking until the jokes he could tell got very blue / My mama was a joker, if she was a hippy then I guess she was tripping on a high."

Actress Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the film with husband Greg Wise, said: “‘Last Christmas’ is not my favorite song. [But] George Michael himself [was] a complex and brilliant artist. His poetry, his lyrics are incredibly meaningful. I just thought of an idea to do with the lyric of ‘Last Christmas’ that inspired me, and then I thought, ‘Oh, actually, so much of George’s other music really works with this idea.’”

The song was recorded during George Michael's final studio sessions, which took place just before he died in December 2016.

Hear it below: