Out singer/songwriter Leon Else took a break in the studio to record a stripped down cover of Whitney Houston’s classic hit, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
Leon dropped the earnest and open-hearted Whitney cover following the release of his new single, “What I Won’t Do,” which I wrote about here back in May.
The synth-driven “What I Won’t Do” is the latest single to be released from his upcoming EP due this summer.
“What I Won’t Do” follows on the heels of Else’s previous single “The City Don’t Care” feat. Oliver, which was released in March.
Dubbed “the new Sam Smith” by People magazine, Else’s soulful and richly emotive voice have acted like a magnet to fans and critics alike. Immediately generating buzz, Else has garnered the attention of Elton John while also having been named “Best Dressed Man” by British GQ and, most recently, Else was tapped by VH1 to pay tribute to George Michael and praised as “mesmerizing” (Idolator) and “captivating” (Paper).
Watch Else’s unplugged version of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” below.