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New Song: Whitney Houston & R. Kelly – ‘I Look To You’

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 New Song: Whitney Houston & R. Kelly   I Look To You

As the music industry adjusts to a world without the late great Whitney Houston, we’re reminded of her incomparable talent courtesy of R&B pioneer R.Kelly.

The acclaimed hitmaker today released a special version of ‘I Look To You’ the 2009 hit he wrote for her Platinum comeback album of the same name.

Featuring all-new vocals from the fallen songbird (lifted from a studio take that wasn’t used for the original), Kelly also appears on the re-worked version.

We’d advise that you have a Kleenex or three at the ready. This one’s a tear-jerker…

Epic, yet oh so bittersweet.

Even more so than the original, this incarnation of the cut showcases the potential embedded in Whitney’s “new” voice, which when paired with Kelly’s elevates the track to a new emotional heights.

Yet, as gripping as the lyrics are, it’s now more than ever do they pierce and pierce deep. For, unfortunately, the narrative of triumphant and overcoming is sadly one that would elude Whitney in the end.

Still, we’re oh so thankful to have been been blessed with this unexpected gem. Kudos to R. Kelly and rest in peace Whitney.

‘I Look To You (ft. R. Kelly)’ is lifted from upcoming compilation ‘I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston’ which arrives on November 13th.

 

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17 Comments

  1. September 25, 2012 at 7:38 am
    MuzikJunkie says:
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    Tears

  2. September 25, 2012 at 7:51 am
    mr.m says:
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    f*** R.Kelly!! I need that version without him!!
    Just Whitney .. AH! I miss her :(
    THE VOICE.

  3. September 25, 2012 at 8:18 am
    Spunkypoop says:
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    I love this version although there is no need to re do this song. But anything with Whitney on it…is alright by me. I am crying at work. WTH! This song does that to me. RIP – Whit Whit!

  4. September 25, 2012 at 9:42 am
    lurker says:
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    Original is better.

    Almost ashamed to say it but I think GLEE’s version is the best. Amber Riley’s voice was absolutely perfect on this track.

  5. September 25, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Michella Cox says:
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    FOR EVERYBODY WHO IS SAYING ORIGINAL IS BETTER…. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS BUT THIS IS WHAT R. KELLY DID FROM THE BOTTOM OF HIS HEART TO GIVE BACK TO HER FANS….. I’M BLESSED R. KELLY DID THIS FOR US, WHITNEY HOUSTON FANS…. THANK FOR GIVING BACK TO HER FANS….. TRULY AMAZING SONG AND I LOVE THIS VERSION OF THIS SONG….. THIS SONG WILL BREAK YOUR HEART AND EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO THIS SONG….. I’M ALREADY CRYING….
    I MISS YOU NIPPY….. I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LEFT US…. YOUR MY SISTER, FRIEND AND IDOL….. I WILL ALWAYS FOREVER LOVE YOU…….

  6. September 25, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Casual says:
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    Love this. The combination of Whitney and R. Kelly on this track is phenomenal.

  7. September 25, 2012 at 11:32 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    OMG I want to cry! This was an unexpected gem like Sam says
    omg Whitney I just can´t… I listen to all your memorable live performances everyday. I will never be able to get enough

  8. September 25, 2012 at 11:44 am
    OMG says:
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    Please give me this version without Pee Kelly

  9. September 25, 2012 at 11:52 am
    DOSSOME says:
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    I love R.Kelly more than ever jst for honouring the Queen in such a respectable way…this song made me feel like i did the minute i heard whitney died…so sad

  10. September 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Alexander says:
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    Ugh! in my R. Kelly voice
    This song is Grammy no doubt
    We Love you Whitney

  11. September 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Breathtaking!

  12. September 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    stef says:
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    love it

  13. September 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    MC says:
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    Oh no….I am about to burst out in tears. This is so bittersweet! :( Beautiful in every sense of the word. Thank you R.Kelly for this beautiful song and thank you God for giving us Whitney. Rest in peace my angel, Whitney. :(

  14. September 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    Shamar says:
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    Well R.Kelly did write this song for her…….wish they woulda did it together when she was alive woulda been another duet like his and Celine Dion colabo

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  16. September 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    ronaldo says:
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    Should of been collaberated with Kim Burrell

  17. September 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    charmingdate says:
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    so nice you are!

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