Pop diva Whitney Houston was spotted over the weekend arriving at LAX with daughter Bobbi Kristina and a few companions. The singer is readying her September 1st return to the music scene by participating in the Good Morning America Autumn Concert Series. Whitney will undoubtedly perform her new single, I Didn’t Know My Own Strength, which leaked last week. Personally, I wish Whitney or her label had chosen to go with another song. As the title suggests, the song is very much about Whitney’s personal battles over the last few years.
However, it is not great or compelling redemption song. Rather than remind people of Whitney’s problems, the label should have chosen a song that reminded the public of the old Whitney. A great slow jam would have been nice.
Ne-Yo, who was tapped to work on Whitney’s comeback album, noted the same thing in an interview he did a few years back. He too stated that the majority of the music he had heard was rather depressing and dealt too much with Whitney’s personal problems.
Hopefully this first single will quickly be followed up by something that reminds the public not of why Whitney fell off, but rather why 25 years after her first solo album, she is still known throughout the industry as “The Voice”.