Whitney Houston's new album is a bona fide knockout! Superb! I can't stop playing it. The songs are well chosen, the production is stellar, and Whitney is front and center, where she belongs.
Can she still sing? ABSOLUTELY.
Is her voice the same as it was when she was 25? No, but who's is?
Her voice today has more depth and character. There are no "Star Search" theatrics here, but something far more powerful... the richness of experience and the power of self knowledge. Whitney knows what she's singing about. She doesn't have to sell the song, she is the song.
On "I Didn't Know My Own Strength", she let's you have it, but not in a predictable way. Her deliberately restrained performance is what gives this profound song an even more powerful subtext. It says my strength comes from a quiet stillness that only time has revealed. This is not bubble gum pop, this is real soul food. The first time I heard the song, I had tears in my eyes after a minute and thirteen seconds. The same is true on "I Look To You". Her approach to the material is hauntingly personal, vulnerable, yet commanding and masterful. She has earned the right to sing these songs.
The upbeat tracks on the album had me hitting repeat so often that I've rarely made it to the end of the album. "For The Lovers", "Nothin' But Love" and "Salute" are completely irresistible and terribly infectious.
Surprisingly, just when I thought I couldn't possibly stomach another rendition of Leon Russell's classic "A Song For You", Whitney does a dance version of it that is pure genius and pure Whitney.
The word Diva has been mindlessly thrown around so freely in the past decade that it's become trite. On her new album, Whitney Houston reiterates the true meaning of the word Diva. Viva La Diva! - RuPaul
THANK GOD WHITNEY'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The album is very good, it's been along time coming and I am happy that Whitney's gift is still there. She sounds a bit more mature and refreshed. Welcome back Ms. Houston.
I have to say that when she let us listen to the new cd on her website a week ago, I've been in love with this cd ever sence.! Whitney has done it again and to know that it's been 7 long years, I just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...... It's a wonderful cd, and your voice is amazing!
It's no come back to me it's you doing what you love and letting them hater's know you still got it and to fall back..... now you can laugh (going to the bank on this one) lol
I LOVE YOU MS. WHITNEY
It's been a long time coming. I am so grateful and thankful that Whitney is back. We love you Whitney and keep it up. You are a gift and a jewel to us all. Forgive your self and continue to make good music. Your melodies make this world a better place.
I love your new album, especially the song entitled, ' I Didn't Know My Own Strength'. Ms. Whitney, I believe you're truly a very gifted singer. This isn't considered to be a comeback for you, because your voice is still captivating. Eventhough, I think your voice would truly be an inspiration to the world in gospel music...I appreciate you returning to the music scene. Your absence from the music scene has been well worth the wait; be blessed.
yes!! There she is..i knew you would make your way back. The strong ones always do... I love the new cd its perfect..missed you..glad to hear that amazing voice..look out world..shes back..i am so greatful..love you and your music..You are a SOLDIER..we dont lay down for long..way to be strong!!
WHITNEY....I smiled in the past, several times when people envisaged that you had retired....I am still smiling, the smile though is broader and wider. We have waited in anticipation for this and Truely the wait has been worthwhile.
I Love, I Love, I Love all of the singles on the Album. Will keep it short as for some of us it can be a bit emotional.......
God Bless you for returning....to the world stage...and my word with vocals like this ......the Sky is the limit. Whitney Thank God for your return.!
Your biggest UK fan
I knew you would find your way back to your first love. Remember your first love?...Jesus. He who is, who was and who is to come. Revelations 1:8
You look great. I hope everything works out for you.
Remember we can't do anything without God. He helps through each and every situtation. We must have faith and continue to tell others about Christ, our Lord and Savior, the one who gave His life, King of kings.
He's coming back!
May God bless you.
I am glad to hear your doing well. Stay strong and stay true.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, you can reach for, perfection is God's business.
I would like to wish you a Healthy and Happy Blessed Return
Just Sang Me Happy
Magg Pratt a lifetime fan
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