New music from Whitney Houston? Seven years after her death, a new cover of Steve Winwood’s 1986 hit “Higher Love” sung Whitney Houston and produced by Norwegian DJ Kygo is being released to our radios.
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Legendary record producer Clive Davis took to Instagram to announce the new song. In the video Clive reveals that Whitney performed a cover of the song back in 1990 during her show in Tokyo. Clive goes on to share that Whitney re-recorded the song in 1991 for her third studio album, I’m Your Baby Tonight but it was “never officially released.”
Enter Kygo. The DJ/producer added his touch to the new creation.
“‘Higher Love’ with @whitneyhouston is out now!,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m incredibly honored to have been able to work on this amazing vocal from one of the most legendary artists of all time! Hope you guys love it as much as I do 🎶.”
The new collaboration is getting a thumbs up from Whitney’s family, who shared their views on the song.
“The current cultural environment has been thirsty for something uplifting and inspiring,”Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and executor of her estate told Rolling Stone. “Who better to inspire than Whitney, the most exhilarating vocalist of all time?”
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She tells E! News, “The resurgence of this precious archival performance will carry Whitney’s musical legacy on to a younger generation for years to come. Everyone should be ready to dance to this uplifting and inspiring record-a testament to Kygo’s incredible talent, and a reminder of why we fell in love with Whitney from the very beginning!!”
The release of “Higher Love” is just the first of many things to come from Whitney Houston. A holographic tour, a Broadway musical and a new album with unreleased tracks are all in the works.