Kygo electronic producer and pop icon Whitney Houston, in “special” posthumous collaboration between the electronic producer with “Higher Love” enter the number 63, the song seals Whitney’s first posthumous debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The original version is a Winwood’s No. 1 hit of 1986.

 

For Kygo, he felt it was important to balance not wanting to mess with perfection with creating something fresh and new. Since many people have not heard Whitney’s rendition of “Higher Love,” he had a bit more freedom to completely strip away the original production and start from scratch, building a fresh single around a legendary performance from one of music’s most iconic vocalists.

 

 
Whitney — who died in 2012 at the age of 48 — first recorded the vocal in 1990, releasing it only in Japan as a bonus track for her third album, I’m Your Baby Tonight.

Explained Whitney’s longtime producer Clive Davis to Rolling Stone: “When [producer] Narada Michael Walden sent me ‘Higher Love’ with the Whitney vocal, we didn’t want her being a cover artist at that time. The only place it was released was as a bonus cut in Japan.”

PEOPLE.com | 28 jun.

 

 

 

[Verse 1]
Think about it, there must be a higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is wasted time
Look inside your heart, and I’ll look inside mine

[Pre-Chorus]
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk the line and try to see
Falling behind in what could be, oh

[Chorus]
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love, oh
Bring me a higher love
Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

[Post-Chorus]
Bring me higher love, love
Bring higher love (Oh)
Bring me higher love, love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me higher love, love
Bring higher love (Oh)
Bring me higher love, love
Bring me a higher love

[Verse 2]
Worlds are turning, and we’re just hanging on
Facing our fear, and standing out there alone
A yearning, yeah, and it’s real to me
There must be someone who’s feeling for me

[Pre-Chorus]
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair
We walk the line and try to see
Falling behind in what could be, oh

[Chorus]
Bring me a higher love (My love)
Bring me a higher love, oh (Oh)
Bring me a higher love (My love)
Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

[Post-Chorus]
Bring me higher love, love
Bring higher love (Oh)
Bring me higher love, love
Bring me a higher love

[Chorus]
Bring me a higher love (Oh, bring me love)
Bring me a higher love, oh (We need a higher love)
Bring me a higher love (Bring me, bring me, yeah)
A higher love I keep thinking of, oh

[Post-Chorus]
(Bring me a higher love)
Bring me higher love, love
(Bring me a higher love)
Bring higher love (Oh)
(Bring me a higher love)
Bring me higher love
A higher love I keep thinking of, oh

[Outro]
Bring me a higher love
(Bring me higher love, love)
Bring me a higher love, oh
(Bring me higher love)