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Kygo talks ‘Higher Love’ with Whitney Houston on Apple Music’s Beats 1

Norwegian superstar DJ and producer Kygo just released a collaboration that no one was expecting to happen. He celebrates the memory of one of the best singers of all time, Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on February 11, 2012, at 48 years old. 

Kygo explained to Apple Music’s Beats 1 how he got the unreleased vocal of the Steve Winwood‘s ‘Higher Love’ cover:

“It was sent to me through my label and I think it was her estate. They had this song laying around and it was never officially released. I think they were looking for the right production on it. I got it in my inbox and I had the same reaction as you. Whitney Houston is this a joke? I saw the email about if I could make this work and I ran to my studio and tried to produce around this amazing vocal. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. This is a collaboration I never thought was gonna happen so I just thought I had to put all my effort into this and make it as good as I can.”

You can stream the emotional remix of ‘Higher Love’, with outstandingly powerful vocals by Whitney Houston here and check out the interview snippet below: