Natalie La Rose talks about the hit inspired by the late Whitney Houston.
Many of us were hit hard by Houston’s passing.
She left such a mark on the world.
Her music is so inspirational to many of today’s artists.
Natalie La Rose’s hit “Somebody” recently cracked the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is partly based on Houston’s famous track “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Not only does Natalie’s song resonate with us, but it also serves as a reminder of how great Houston’s influence has been on us all.
Get a listen to the track by reading below.
The infectious track is influenced by Whitneyâ€™s Houstonâ€™s â€œI Wanna Dance With Somebody,â€ chorus. Â We caught up with Natalie to speak about her musical roots, being signed to Flo Rida and more.
Can you speak about your musical roots? When did you start singing and dancing?
I started at a really, really young age. I actually started dancing and singing at the same time when I was a little girl.
Did you take some of those early influences and incorporate it into your music now?
Absolutely, always â€¦ Everything I do with my music and my dancing is inspiration that Iâ€™ve gotten throughout the years, since I was young.
Can you speak about how Whitney Houston has influenced you?
Well, as you know, my song has a reinterpretation of her song â€œI Wanna Dance with Somebodyâ€.Â But definitely I grew up listening to a lot of Whitney Houston, â€œHow Will I Knowâ€, is also one of my favorites songs of her.
And also what was it was like working with Jeremih on your song?
Jeremih is a pro in what he does. He actually recorded the hook at our studio, at IMG, my label. And he did it so quick and so professionally, like I could really, really learn from that.
And youâ€™re also signed to Flo Rida, and had the opportunity to tour around the world with him. Can you speak about what that was like?
I toured with Flo for like two years, which is amazing. Flo is a superstar, and he has twelve hit records. So heâ€™s really taken me around the world to places I would never imagine being like the Maldives Islands, Russia and Alaska of all places which was amazing.
And what has Flo taught you about artistry?
He showed me, thatâ€™s the big part. I got a chance to really live his life as an artist a little bit because Iâ€™ve been around him so much.