Listen: Bebe Rexha channels Whitney Houston on 'The Way I Are' featuring Lil Wayne
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Pop singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha premiered her new single "The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" on May 18. She puts her own twist on the Whitney Houston classic of the same name.

"The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" is the lead single from Rexha's upcoming EP, All Your Fault: Pt 2. She released the first part earlier this year, which featured the hit single "I Got You." Hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne joins Bebe on her Houston tribute.

Rexha wrote "The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" with Lorde producer Joel Little. Glowing production and hip-hop beats back Bebe as she shakes off the criticism and seeks love on the dance floor. "I'm sorry I'm not the most pretty/I'll never ever sing like Whitney/But I still want to dance with somebody," Rexha sings. An Auto-Tuned Wayne keeps the party going while slipping in an allusion to Bobby Brown. Rexha gets her shine and turns imperfections into a soaring and empowering pop anthem.

"The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" featuring Lil Wayne is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. No word yet on when to expect Rexha's All Your Fault: Pt. 2 EP.


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