Whitney Houston sadly passed away on February 11, 2012, leaving behind a lifetime legacy and apparently some new music! This week, seven years after her death, is a new collaboration with Kygo using her cover of Steve Winwood’s 1986 hit, “Higher Love.”
Kygo says in a social media post yesterday, Houston performed a cover of the song back in 1990 during her Feels So Right Tour in Japan and re-recorded the song a year later. Though it had been intended for her third studio album, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Houston’s version was never officially released except for Japan-only bonus track on the album.
“I’m incredibly honored to have been able to work on this amazing vocal from one of the most legendary artists of all time!” Kygo wrote on social media. “Hope you guys love it as much as I do.”
The track has the familiar Kygo sound that he’s become known for, using a bright and poppy melody with a piano-driven lead and infectious horns. Though he’s has worked with massive artists before, it’s hard to believe there’s been anyone with a voice like Whitney’s.