Whitney Houston recorded a version of Steve Winwood's classic "Higher Love" way back in 1990, but it never got a wide release -- until today.
The tune was shelved because the late star's people didn't want her thought of as a covers artist, but it's getting a fresh start with a modern revamp by producer Kygo. This version strips out the original instrumentation and matches the vocal with new beats.
Sister-in-law Pat Houston, the executor of Whitney's estate, says she was hands-off in the studio, saying, “You can’t tell Michael Jordan how to shoot a basketball." She explains the decision to release the track because,"The current cultural environment has been thirsty for something uplifting and inspiring."