When Whitney Houston’s final recording, ‘Celebrate’, surfaced earlier this week, many people were unimpressed by her vocals. However, behind the shroud of thick production, the late diva’s voice surprisingly still had some weight as displayed in her moving rendition of ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’.
Along with ‘Celebrate’, which features Jordin Sparks, ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ will reportedly appear on the ‘Sparkle’ movie soundtrack. The production was the final project of Houston’s eventful life. Listen to ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ below:
Yes, Houston’s tone had drastically changed from the once sweet soprano of her youth but her rough alto suit ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ perfectly. Disregarding the specifics of the actual vocal performance, Houston sang with conviction and interpreted the song brilliantly.
‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ proves that even when Houston wasn’t pitch-perfect, she was still a wonderful entertainer. Hopefully, that aspect of her legacy will inspire the lazy Pop singers of the younger generation to improve.