“How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston remixed for 2021
To mark its 36th anniversary, the timeless hit song “How Will I Know” by pop icon Whitney Houston is being released again as a dance remix courtesy of Clean Bandit.
Coming from RCA Records, the version of this song courtesy of the British electronic music group was set loose last September 24.
A timeless classic by Whitney Houston
Houston’s single, “How Will I Know,” came from her 1985 RIAA-certified Diamond, self-titled debut album on Arista Records.
The single itself hit platinum and became Houston’s second #1 on the Billboard 100 chart in 1986. Likewise, the video for the single garnered Houston her first MTV VMA award for Best Female Video.
Ironically, this single was first intended to be sung by singer Janet Jackson but she passed on it, with Houston singing the song but with altered lyrics.
Houston has been cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. Likewise, she remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with more than 200 million records sold worldwide.
She was found dead on February 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Remade for 2021 by the Clean Bandit
For this year, the single is getting a remix, blending Houston’s unforgettable voice with unique sonics of UK’s chart-topping group, Clean Bandit.
The grouip was originally formed in Cambridge, England in 2008. Since 2014 when they released their Grammy-winning breakout single, “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit has remained one of pop music’s dynamic forces.
The group is composed of founder Grace Chatto, a classically-trained cellist, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson. Jack is a producer and multi-instrumentalist. Meanwhile, Luke is a drummer and remixer.
Together, they have unique methods of both production and collaboration that has seen the group pioneer their own pop blueprint.
Presently, they have had four number 1 hits and ten top ten hits on the UK Singles Chart.
A Whitney Houston x Clean Bandit remix
When Clean Bandit was selected to do the remix of the single, they were astounded.
In an Instagram post, they said, “We were surprised and honoured to be asked to remix the legend @whitneyhouston’s How Will I Know.”
“We’ve done it and it is coming out on September 24th!! You can pre-save it now so get ready to dance,” they declared.
They also said they would be donating their income from this remix to Mind, a mental health charity in England and Wales.
Check out the music video of the new remix below: