Gorgeous and poignant cover version of Whitney Houston's mega hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by popular out singer Matt Alber.
The lyrics really are front and center in this thoughtful take on the song. Take a listen.
From the single release notes: "I grew up listening to Whitney on my Sony Walkman cassette player while wandering my apartment complex in St. Louis. No one knew I was gay, and I spent a lot of time alone singing along to Whitney, and this song in particular."
"It's lonely growing up as a teen in the closet and Whitney helped me express the deeply hidden desires of my heart-- I wanted to dance with somebody who loved me."
"Half of the proceeds from this single benefit Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco, an organization directly meeting the needs of homeless LGBTQ youth in the bay area. Learn more at: www.larkinstreetyouth.org"
You can buy the single at iTunes or CDbaby.com
Matt's official website is found here.