Following the Platinum success of Whitney Houston‘s comeback effort ‘I Look To You’, reliable word has it that the legendary diva is soon set to return to the studio to record its follow-up.
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According to our good friends over at Middle Child Promotions, the singer has earmarked June this year to return to the studio to lay down vocals for what will serve as her 8th studio album.
As well as a return to recording, Houston 46, is said to have US television special still ‘on the table’, and has also apparently signed on for two movies. Although, the much hyped ‘Waiting To Exhale’ sequel ‘Getting To Happy’ is interestingly neither of them. The ‘Million Dollar Bill’ singer and her team are still in negations with the movie’s producers – despite the rest of the cast (including Angela Bassett) having already signed on.
In any case, it appears the masses will be seeing a lot of Ms. Houston this year through to next.
Granted such news is welcome, it serves as somewhat bitter-sweet for yours truly; as ‘I Look To You’ still boasts (potential) hit singles in abundance (‘For The Lovers’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Worth It’). Still, with the campaign clearly over months ago, I guess it’s simply a case of “on to the next one”; which may in actuality bode better for Whitney in the long run.
After all, despite the success of the aforementioned, one cannot shy away from the drama which went down in tandem (see: tour, questionable vocal showings etc).
Yet, with many close to camp Houston attesting to her now being in better vocal and physical shape than she has been in a long while, this new project may be what she needs to silence the naysayers and regain some of the steam lost towards the end of the last round. Time will tell…
Randomness: Now Whitney has got through the perfunctory ‘I have overcome’ angle with the last LP (industry politics), raise your hand if you’re hoping for gutsier, more diva-esque material (ala ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Ok’) on this new album? I sure know I am…