Kygo Remixes An Unreleased Whitney Houston Song Called “Higher Love”
Edit: The post has been updated with the streaming link (below) and the collaboration is a serious bop.
Whitney Houston’s estate recently revealed that unreleased material would be released in 2019 and they were true to their word. At midnight (June 28), the forever-missed pop legend will join the New Music Friday lineup courtesy of a Kygo collaboration. How? Well, the Norwegian DJ has been given access to an unreleased cover of Steve Windwood’s “Higher Love.” He explains the song’s history in an Instagram video. “In 1990 Whitney Houston performs a cover of Steve Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’ during her show in Tokyo,” it begins.
“Whitney re-recorded the song in 1991, originally intended for her third album I’m Your Baby Tonight,” the respectful clip continues. “It was never officially released… until now.” I usually find posthumous releases extremely ghoulish, but a Kygo update of Nippy covering one of the catchiest pop songs of the ’80s — at the peak of her vocal power, no less — is tantalizing. Given the DJ/producer’s deft touch and fanatic following, it could also be a surprise hit. Watch the announcement video below.