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Finally, you can slow dance with somebody to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Screenshot: Maggie Rogers - House of Strumbo (YouTube)

Having too much fun dancing? Well, Maggie Rogers is here to slow things down (and bum you out a little) with her down-tempo cover of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Coming off her recent performance on Saturday Night Live, Rogers appeared on the Canadian radio program The Strombo Show where she played a couple tracks off her new album, discussed her influences, and (at the 23-minute mark) played her admittedly “sad” version of the pop classic.

Though Houston’s original is the perfect preamble to a night out at the club, Rogers’ rendition transforms it into a country-infused, pleading ballad that stings of loneliness. Give it a listen below.

[via Stereogum]

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