Anyone who has a heart or the gift of hearing sound with his ears should be excited about Whitney Houston's return to pop music with her first cd of original material in 6 years on September 1, 2009 with her cd, I Look To You.
Clive Davis, the man, in my opinion, who shaped what we consider popular music, held a listening party for Whitney last night in New York City.
Among celebrity attendees were singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, actress Vivica A. Fox, producer SwizzBeats, Whitney-proclaimed-number-one-interviewer-in-the-world Diane Sawyer, Oprah-gal-pal Gayle King, comedian Steve Harvey and ex-con Martha Stewart.
I would have given money to be there!
Davis unveiled 9 of the 11 songs off of Houston's new cd.
From the sound of reviews, everyone was immediately taken by the opening track, "Million Dollar Bill," that was written by Alicia Keys and produced by Swizz Beats. With lyrics like "If he makes you feel like a million-dollar bill, say, 'Oh, oh/ Oh, oh,' " and ""It's been a long time since love has come my way. I've been looking and searching for a man to touch this place" I already have a feeling that this might be my favorite song from the cd and I haven't even heard it yet! You all know I am sucka for those love anthems!
As I sit here and listen to her Greatest Hits cd on my iPod I am just reminded that Whitney tells a story, not only in the lyric that she sings, but more importantly, by the way she chooses to sing a song. There is meaning in her music. There is magic inside of this woman and I just can't wait until September 1st!!!!
Check out some of the reviews: