When stars begin to battle personal demons like addiction, it’s usually late in the game by the time the public knows. The spiral will already have the world’s current favorite entertainer headed down the drain right after the buzz from their last album has subsided. For example, see the latest chronicles of Amy Winehouse & drunken debauchery.
There are a few who manage to show enough resiliency to bounce back. And maybe Whitney is one of those few. Her new single “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” is not Whitney of old. It does show traces, as not many voices on the scene now can match her when it comes to belting out a ballad. What she seems to lack in vocal chops here, she makes up by voicing lyrics that sound strikingly sincere, personal & honest. So while it’s not yet her redemption song, it’s a positive step towards it.
Whitney Houston – “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”