A New Whitney Houston Song Was Just Released (& We Wanna Dance with Somebody)

It’s been seven years since Whitney Houston tragically left this world. And now, Clive Davis is releasing a never-before-heard song from the late musical icon, and we’re already so emotional.

It all started yesterday when the music executive, 87, teased new Whitney Houston music on Instagram. Davis shared a tribute video in which he explained where the decades-old track originated from.

The song is a cover of the 1986 hit, “Higher Love,” by Steve Winwood. According to the video, Houston originally recorded the track in 1990 during her “Feels So Right Tour” before re-recording it one year later. Although it was intended for her third studio album, I’m Your Baby Tonight, it was never officially released.

The new version has since been remixed by Kygo and, well, give it a listen below.

Following Davis’s announcement, Pat Houston—Whitney’s sister-in-law and executor of her estate—confirmed that the Houston family couldn’t be more thrilled to carry on the singer’s legacy.

“The Estate of Whitney E. Houston and our new partner Primary Wave are delighted with the collaboration between Kygo and Whitney,” she said in a statement. “We knew Kygo would be the right producer to enhance Whitney’s powerful vocal performance on ‘Higher Love’ to the standards and expectations that Whitney’s fans have recognized for over three decades.”

We suddenly feel the urge to dance with somebody.


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...