Genre: Contemporary R&B
Kygo has released a new song featuring posthumous vocals from one of the world's most beloved and successful musical icons.
The Norwegian dance-pop crossover put his signature island-vacation sound to Whitney Houston's cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood hit "Higher Love." It's an instant reminder of Houston's brilliance, and it's the Houston estate's hope that this brings a love of her powerful performance into the hearts of a new generation.
“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," the singer's sisiter-in-law Pat Houston is quoted in a press release. "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."