The ‘I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston’ will be released on November 13th and one song that is featured on the set’s track list is the new ‘I Look to You’ duet between Whitney Houston and R. Kelly. However, are the revamped arrangement and previously unheard vocals a fitting addition to the diva’s legacy?
R. Kelly composed the original version of ‘I Look to You’ for Houston’s 2009 album of the same name. Following her untimely passing in early 2012, he performed the song at her funeral ceremony in honor of her memory and many wondered how the tune would have sounded if the R&B legends sang it together.
Well, now is your chance to hear ‘I Look to You’ as a duet. Listen to the song below:
‘I Look to You’ is a beautiful song and R. Kelly sings it effortlessly. Yet, after three years since the original version’s release, the tone of Houston’s voice on this record is still quite unappealing. Out of respect for her legacy, I won’t say much more but just understand that this gruff instrument is not the voice that I imagine when reflecting on her amazing career. Rather, I happily focus on the sweet tones of her younger years of pre-2000.