New Song: Kygo & Whitney Houston – ‘Higher Love’

Published: Friday 28th Jun 2019 by David

Kygo, with the support and permission of and from her relatives, used Whitney Houston’s voice to build a track named ‘Higher Love.’

The track’s vocal was recorded by Houston in 1990 as a cover of the Steve Winwood track of the same name and was supposed to appear on her third album ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ but was pulled because Clive Davis felt…

 we didn’t want her being a cover artist at that time.


Now, years after her death and 29 years after the cover was recorded, Kygo has worked his magic with it and released it to support his discography and inject some much-needed positivity  into a dark world.

Enjoy below…

Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, shared…

The current cultural environment has been thirsty for something uplifting and inspiring. Who better to inspire than Whitney, the most exhilarating vocalist of all time?

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  1. C June 28, 2019

    Inject some much needed poverty? …… ummm

  2. Queen Whitney Houston June 28, 2019

    It’s beautiful!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. WHERE IS SHE June 28, 2019


  4. Fancy BISH June 28, 2019

    Higher Love is a classic and Whitney is the Queen Of Vocals so obviously this is a bop ???

  5. Seth June 28, 2019

    This song is a certified summer bop. Miss her voice

  6. Bey Best June 28, 2019

    This kind of sound is what should have been done with Jennifer Hudson.

    • XYZ June 28, 2019

      Always thought that jhud should have went the 90ies house vibe Route – She could have been a beast for one or two Albums

      • Casual June 28, 2019

        XYZ: Me too.

    • Jasmine June 28, 2019

      Jennifer oversings so it would not work and her voice is light on personality. Her voice is better fitted for broadway than pop or rnb music. She is a loud belter but her voice lacks the IT factor that is needed to sell music. Whitney, Anita, Toni, Mariah, Celine, Fantasia, etc all have voices with personality. Alexandra Burke suffers the same problem as Jennifer…having a powerful singing voice that lacks personality. Personality can be learned though so im surprised Clive Davis did not teach Jennifer that early on.

  7. XYZ June 28, 2019

    Actually, its a nice mix and does her justice. Good work. Unlike a lot of that s*** they did with poor Michael’s Songs

    • Danny Bey June 28, 2019

      The ‘Michael’ album was trash but the ‘Xscape’ album was a bop

  8. China June 28, 2019


    • Fancy BISH June 28, 2019

      Chile yes! ✅ ✅ ✅ ? The voice of an angel ?

  9. ERIC June 28, 2019

    It’s not something I would play over and over due to the production being terribly derivative, but the fresh vocals are nice to hear. Clive made the right choice.

  10. I love big black c** June 28, 2019

    People say no to drugs or domestic abuse…..

    • Mark Jones June 28, 2019

      Sit down… That comment wasn’t even needed. Keep it cute or keep it mute.

  11. Theman June 28, 2019

    This is great and should be a huge hit. This is how you mix a cover and or sampled song.

    • JOHNVIDAL June 29, 2019

      The trinity man! The trinity. The last true vocal icons that conquered the world on voice alone.

  12. Maxx June 28, 2019

    Anything Whitney sings sounds angelic. Miss ya girl.

  13. Gee June 28, 2019

    Even though this was originally recorded for IYBT era it sounds fresh and current. This is a nice touch for all Whitney fans.

  14. olusheyi banjo June 28, 2019

    I like this miss you Whitney. The Queen of Pop

  15. Casual June 28, 2019

    Love this.

  16. nate June 28, 2019

    Whitney is the only pop star to make the National Anthem chart & sell, this would have been a major hit for her if released. It doesn’t make sense, most of her catalog is covers, but she would always make the covers her own so much you’d forget who sung it first. Still, despite the dance mix, she SHINES, no surpise but much needed and welcomed.

  17. Arjun June 29, 2019

    I miss her so much damn this voice i just imagine her sing that on live and i cant contain my tears
    Thks kygo u do her justice

    • JOHNVIDAL June 29, 2019

      What a voice. It´s not even the thing she could do with it, it just is HOW IT SOUNDS. Either you have it or not. Few have it to conquer the masses with voice alone like Whitney. There are many people in fan bases that don´t undertsand that.

  18. JOHNVIDAL June 29, 2019

    Ever since I discovered this record by Whitney the voice Houston like 10 or 15 years ago I have been in love with it. So uplifting in Whitney´s memorable voice.

    • Fancy BISH June 29, 2019

      ? ✅ ?

  19. Brandyfan87 June 29, 2019

    I love it!! It makes me want to cry tears of joy & hope!???

  20. Angelkeys June 29, 2019

    This is F****** amazing! So glad it’s been released and I hope and pray they release her Verizon of “Don’t Look Any Further” apparently it was give to her and Jermaine Jackson first but for some reason never made it to her album. I wonder how many more unreleased gems are waiting to be discovered in the vaults!

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