The Voice lives on.
Whitney Houston may be gone in the flesh, yet the late great legend remains ever-enduring on ‘I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston’.
Due on November 19th, the retrospective set features many of the star’s classic hits, as well as new cut ‘Never Give Up’ – which premiered moments ago.
Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the track is believed to have been recorded during the studio sessions for Houston’s Platinum selling “final” album ‘I Look To You’.
Take a listen below…
Like much of Whitney’s newer material, ‘Never Give Up’ highlights the potential embedded in her “new voice”. Sure, years of hardship had shaved a noticeable amount of horse-power off of her range, yet the richness in the texture and tone of her vocal cannot be denied.
A solidly produced mid-tempo, which makes for a bittersweet listen. For in many ways, we wish someone had sung these lyrics to Whitney herself before tragedy struck. Still, there’s no point wallowing in the “shoulda, woulda, coulda’s”. Greatness doesn’t die, it lives on and inspires.