Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Music: I Look To You (Duet with Whitney Houston)


Clive Davis discusses the powerful duet “I Look to You,” which he thinks will become a newly born classic:  

"She went into a studio by herself in Los Angeles and recorded two verses and a chorus of the song ‘I Look to You,’ which R. Kelly had written for her and for our album. I was just knocked out by it. To hear Whitney, as Whitney again, to hear her, the full flower of her voice it really showed the potential when she was ready to record again."

When Whitney’s funeral was being planned Mr. Davis put in a call to R. Kelly to ask him if he would sing “I Look to You” at the funeral, which he did with a choir. “There was not a dry eye in the house,” Clive says.

Being conscious of Whitney’s legacy and a guardian of that legacy, Clive decided he wanted to put the two versions of the song together…the two verses and chorus that Whitney had sung, leading into the funeral performance of R. Kelly with the choir. Clive tells us when R. Kelly heard the recording of Whitney’s two verses and chorus he was floored by the performance.

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