Before her death in 2012, Whitney Houston had hit tunes and countless number of songs to her credit. That is not all–she additionally had award winning records that was from one side of the planet to the other. One of such songs is “I Look To You”, which was her seventh and last studio album from the American singer.
Written by R. Kelly, the pop-soul melody was first released on August 28, 2009, through Sony Music in Europe, then August 31, 2009 with Arista Records in the US prior to being released by RCA Records in the United Kingdom on October 19, 2009.
“I Look To You” was released as a worldwide promotional single on US radio following highly favorable and solid reviews at pre-release album listening parties. With a length of 4:26, the song reached at number 19 on the Bill Board Hot R&B/Hip-hop chart, becoming her 30th top 20 hit only 7 days after its debut, and 3 days after its limited time release.
The song has since become her highest-charting single in the United States in nine years, charting at #70. The verses of the song is extremely emotional and spiritual to such an extent that, lots of individuals have up until this day been enthralled. And obviously, anyone who stands by listening to the song can affirm that, it’s good as well as an incredible composition or synthesis.
As a result, several churches continue to involve the song as a starter to the kickoff of their church service. In fact, R. Kelly- – the one who wrote “I Look To You” played out the song at Houston’s homegoing at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
The song was produced in return to Houston’s gospel roots and her Christian values. it is a beautiful and powerful piano ballad that expresses in very poetic terms how faith or trust in a loved one helps an individual overcome the trials and tribulations in life. In essence, the song is a lyrical prayer.
The service was broadcast and streamed live to a worldwide audience. ‘I Look To You’ accompanies some kind of feelings and how man needs to pull in one’s horns within the sight of God regardless of anything else.
The Music video:
The video for “I Look to You” premiered on September 10, 2009 on Whitney Houston’s official website and on Entertainment Tonight. It was also directed by Melina Matsoukas, and features the singer in front of a plain beige and gray backdrop with different angles of her. She is sitting on an applebox with a spotlight focused on her.
Close to the furthest limit of the video, a shower of flowers are shown falling generally around her. Houston wore a white dress in state of mind of the beige and grey background.
The meaning of the number was her humbleness to God Almighty. In the video, Whitney bowed to the Maker through the verses of the melody. Perhaps by coincidence, she knew in the following couple of years ahead, she would depart from planet earth to her Maker, God.
Whitney Houston passed on at age 48 on February 11, 2012. She kicked the bucket from a medication related inadvertent suffocating. Whitney’s assistant Mary Jones recommended the singer clean up or take her bath while she ran an errand at Neiman Marcus, and left the room at around 3 p.m. She returned at 3:35 p.m. and found the 48-year-old singer face-down in the tub, lowered in a foot of water.