For Pride month, Norway’s powerhouse pop trio KEiiNO covers, Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. It’s a song that millions of people around the world can relate to, right now.
The song is selected as an official 2020 Global Pride Song, and all revenue goes to the Global Pride organization. A music video with dance-contributions from professional and amateur LGBTQIA+ dancers around the world will be premiered during Global Pride on June 27th. The line-up of the 24-hour digital event include world leaders and stars like Ava Max and, Olivia Newton John.
Fred Buljo, Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo together are KEiiNO. And the trio have been tearing new boundaries and delivering energy filled shows all around the world. Effervescent vocals to refreshing takes on covers, the pop-dance music troupe makes smiles wherever they go.
Their enduring hit ‘Spirit In The Sky’ charted in multiple European countries, made it to #1 in Norway and #2 on Spotiify’s Global Viral top 50. ‘Spirit In The Sky’ was also nominated for 2019s Song of the Year at Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammys).
Since their debut in january 2019, KEiiNO have released the album ‘OKTA’ and 8 singles which has been streamed over 45 million times on Spotify, They’ve also toured extensively across Europe and Australia, including sold out shows in London, Melbourne and Sydney and playing the Madrid, Cologne and Stockholm Pride Festivals.
Let’s celebrate diversity and dance like you always you knew you could.
Let’s dance with KEiiNO.
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RELEASEDAY! It’s a great honour to release our version of Queen Whitney Houstons big hit. The song describes how we feel right now, and I guess a lot of you feel the same. Everyday life isn‘t the same without being able to dance closely with your friends and loved ones. No matter what gender your loved one is. Before Covid-19, doing that was a right we took for granted in Norway anno 2020. But equal rights have not come easy, and even though we have come a long way in the western world, a lot of brothers and sisters are discriminated and attacked for who they are globally. This month, we are celebrating the battles won and celebrating the brave first few that stood up against a brutal force, but also reminding ourselves that we still have to fight against injustice. it’s a huge honour for us that the Global Pride organisation feel our take on I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who loves me) is worthy enough to be named an official Global Pride Song of 2020. All the proceeds from the song go to LBGTQIA-work across the globe, so pretty please: Add it to your playlists and share share share! (link in comments) The song is recorded in our separate homes during lockdown, produced by Rüdiger Schramm, mixed by Christer Andre Cederberg, mastered by Chris Gehringer and the lovely cover made by the even lovelier Sophie Christine Schramm. Photo by Raf Gaweda. Happy Pride!!