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”