Norwegian producer Kygo has shared a music video for his collaboration with Whitney Houston, which was released back in June. The ‘80s inspired clip for “Higher Love” features Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan.
Kygo’s remix of “Higher Love” came out seven years after Whitney Houston’s death in 2012 and reached No. 63 on the Hot 100 chart, becoming the singer’s first posthumous hit. Earlier this month, the song also topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
“Higher Love” was originally released in 1986 by Steve Winwood. Four years later, Whitney recorded her version of the song for I’m Your Baby Tonight, but eventually the track was dropped from the album, as the singer turned to a more RnB inspired sound.
The video directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who also created visuals for the likes of Ariana Grande and Halsey, is a tribute to the legendary singer’s legacy. The main character is played by Vanessa Morgan known for her role in Netflix’s Riverdale.
The clip shows a group of women dressed in jazzercise-style bright bodysuits, leggings and leg warmers practise a dance routine. They are joined by a group of men, as the video for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” plays in the background.
In June, Kygo, whose real name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, performed at UTOPIA to celebrate Pride Month along with such artists as Kiiara, Cirque du Soleil and JHART. The event organised in New York City raised over $110,000 in donations for the LGBTQ community. Kygo’s version of “Higher Love” was one of the show’s biggest highlights.
Watch the video for “Higher Love” here: