English singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber Conor Maynard who earned his success releasing cover songs brings us new cover of the classic Whitney Houston‘s ‘Dance With Somebody’
The new single “Dance With Somebody” by Conor Maynard is a clever reimagination that transforms Whitney Houston’s iconic upbeat hit into a sombre, melancholic pop-ballad.
For months, this remained nothing more than that, a catchy melody with real potential. Then it hit him. He immediately switched on his mic and sang the line ‘Oh I Wanna Dance With Somebody’. It fit perfectly.
Conor Maynard shares, “From doing covers for such a large part of my career, I’m incredibly aware of the power of familiarity and how people’s favourite songs can make them feel nostalgic as well as bring them mixed emotions”,says Conor.“I always felt the chorus of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ had melancholic undertones. I was dealing with a situation where I wanted to be out with my friends and dancing with people, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it at the time. This track captures that sombre feeling.”
The reflective tone is instantly set by the gentle opening piano chords, signifying the shift in tone and tempo from the original. Conor’s signature pitch-perfect vocals demand your attention and here is no different, with the singer maintaining the theme of heartbreak his November single “What I Put You Through” centred around.
This 29-year-old’s prior accomplishments need little introduction: Maynard’s debut album Contrast secured a number one in the UK charts, a record which produced five UK top ten singles and catapulted him to international stardom, with his YouTube channel alone boasting 12.5 million subscribers and 2.5 billion views.
In 2021, his global listenership continued to grow at an extraordinary pace, in just one year racking up over 300 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music, with his recent ballad “What I Put You Through” having millions of plays. Reinvigorated and re-energised, this year looks to be even bigger and exciting for the singer who is just getting started.