Talk about hot streaks.
How do you follow up the Rico Bosco favorite, "Higher Love" featuring Whitney Houston?
By bringing 80-year-old Tina Turner out of retirement with a 2020 take on an all-time sing-a-long classic.
Rolling Stone - Tina Turner has come out of retirement at age 80 to release a Kygo remix of her 1984 mega hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” The new dancefloor-ready rendition also comes with a new visual.
In the Sarah Bahbah-directed video, Laura Harrier and Charles Michael Davis star as star-crossed lovers who, despite looking on paper as having a strong and playful relationship, behind the scenes the couple lacks a deep emotional connection to last. In the end, one of them must walk away.
“I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Tina Turner, who is an icon that I grew up listening to,” Kygo said in a statement. “‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is one of my all-time favorite songs so to have a chance to rework it has been a very special moment in my career. I love working around timeless vocals and although it’s challenging to preserve elements of the original track and adding my own touch, I’m extremely happy with how it turned out!”
The single was announced on Kygo’s Instagram earlier this week, and is the third time the Norwegian DJ and producer has remixed a top Eighties single. Last year, Kygo scored a major hit with his remix of Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love” rendition, following a tropical-house remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” in 2013.
Without even trying to sound contrived, or pump tires with holes in them, this song fucks.
It will be playing a lot this summer. Be the first to tell your friends about it so next week when they ask if you've heard it you can tell them it's old news.