Alexandria Maillot "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston cover)

Alexandria Maillot "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston cover)
In its original form, Whitney Houston's 1987 hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" was a joyous pop anthem, but Vancouver songwriter Alexandria Maillot has put a very different spin on it with a new cover version.

This version is much slower than buoyant original, with the bright synths replaced by cavernous, reverb-doused guitar strums and supported by a slow, slinky beat. This aching, balladic version gives the lyrics a very different emotional impact.

An announcement describes this version as being about a "user reminiscing of their very first high, and the ensuing affair of finding a parallel sensation with each succeeding fix." Take a listen below.

Maillot is planning a spring tour to be followed by a two-volume EP in the summer. Stay tuned for further information.