Rise up, breakers of the dawn! (Not that kind of “Rise Up,” though.) Michelle Williams has just dropped the first single from her as-yet-untitled upcoming fourth LP, which she described to Idolator as “an urban inspirational record”; largely produced by Harmony Samuels (who also helmed much of Kelly Rowland‘s just-released LP Talk A Good Game), Williams promised that “you will be able to dance to it.” Phew.
The debut sampling, “If We Had Your Eyes,” delivers on that promise: It’s a jazzy, soul-inflected throwback that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Jazmine Sullivan‘s debut album; the hook soars, and Williams’ high, distinct voice fits the melody nicely.
Michelle Williams — “If We Had Your Eyes”