Grammy award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta teams up with Capital Radio DJ MistaJam and singer John Newman, as they release ‘If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)’ via Warner/Parlophone. Guetta follows on from his recent release with Joel Corry and Raye ‘BED’, as well as ‘Heartbreak Anthem’ with Galantis and Little Mix as he now looks toward this next track.
‘If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)' has piano tones intertwined with Newman’s vocals, as the trio breathe new life into the Whitney Houston classic.
David Guetta: “Who can resist the chorus from such a classic record as 'How will I Know'! Full of old skool piano house grooves, this has sunshine all the way through it. Working with MistaJam and John Newman together has made it my 2021 song of the summer.”
The release is co-produced by MistaJam, a broadcaster and DJ who was possibly at the forefront of breaking new records in the UK on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra with his ‘Dance Anthems’ show. More recently he’s made the switch to Capital Radio where he continues to aim to push forward the next generation of artists across Capital and Capital Dance.
MistaJam: “The first Whitney Houston album that the original ‘How Will I Know’ appeared on was always playing in my house growing up. I’ve still got the vinyl! So, it was really cool to flip that meaning of that song into ‘If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)’ - from something about the start of a relationship to something about the end of one. As an artist I’ve admired for years, it was amazing to finally get to work with David Guetta, especially alongside John Newman who I’ve had the pleasure of supporting since the start of his career.”
John Newman is possibly one of the UK’s best recognised voices after registering three #1 UK singles and collaborations with Calvin Harris and Rudimental, in addition to amassing over 1 billion streams combined. The Brit nominated artist is known for his voice that blends the sounds of pop, R&B and soul and positions himself to take on the Whitney Houston lyrics.
John Newman: “I’ve had the idea to remake this classic Whitney tune for so long as it’s a song that’s so special to me and my wife. It felt so natural to bring a new story and emotion of my own to the already incredible song and brought this new version of the song to life. When the opportunity came to do this song with David Guetta, someone who I’ve always wanted to work with - it was complete a no brainer for me.”