Audio of one of Whitney Houston’s last recordings has leaked. It’s taken from the upcoming Sparkle movie soundtrack, and it features Whitney’s “Million Dollar Bill”-esque vocals mixed with Jordin Sparks’ youthful and clear as a bell vocal.
I have to say, I don’t think I am ready for this movie. It’s still super sad thinking about Whitney Houston being gone, and watching the Billboard Music Awards last night and hearing Bobbi Kristina accept the award on her mom’s behalf just made it that much more fresh in my mind.
I will say however that “Celebrate” isn’t anything special. Whitney’s taking the low road in terms of notes sung, and setting the stage really for Jordin Sparks to do all the heavy lifting. It’s such a drastic change, but one that isn’t unfamiliar. Whitney’s vocal sounds on par with those of her I Look To You album. This song is nothing special however, and may make more sense in context with the rest of the movie, but still, rest in peace Nippy.
“Sparkle” is due out in August and features Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Omar Epps, Mike Epps, and a whole lot of other people.