Maggie Rogers Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’: Watch

Maggie Rogers stopped by Canadian radio present The Strombo Show on Sunday (Feb. three) to cowl Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Accompanied by a sole acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Rogers reimagined the pop diva’s much-loved dance hit right into a sparse, mournful ballad utterly not like the intense, bubbly '80s sound  the unique.

In a wide-ranging interview with host George Stroumboulpoulos, Rogers additionally touched on the whole lot from the conundrum radio vs. streaming in 2019 to All Things Go, the all-female D.C.-based competition she curated with Lizzy Plapinger final fall, earlier than explaining that the Whitney traditional performs a selected position on her present tour.

“This music comes on after we end taking part in our final music," she mentioned, "and it’s been actually particular to see the gang type flip right into a dance get together by itself with this music."

Rogers' path to music stardom — as a university scholar at NYU, she introduced Pharrell to tears after taking part in him her authentic music “Alaska” throughout a 2016 masterclass — has been removed from standard. Rather than dashing to launch a full-length LP, the folk-pop wunderkind spent years constructing buzz and refining her sound within the wake being found by the Grammy-winning producer.

Her long-awaited full-length album, Heard It In A Past Life, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week (chart dated Feb. 2).

Watch Rogers' cowl “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” under, beginning at across the 23:01 mark.