Never-Before-Released Whitney Houston Song Revealed in Advance of Upcoming Posthumous Album

From her rousing gospel performances to her popular gospel tracks from The Preacher's Wife, it's no secret that Whitney Houston had a special connection to gospel music.

The late singer became a legend after getting her start as a singer in church. And now, fans will get a bit more insight on her gospel background.

Per Good Morning America, Houston's estate announced that they're releasing a new documentary and posthumous album called I Go to the Rock. The LP, which is set to release on March 24, will include six never-before-heard tracks, including Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "I Found a Wonderful Way," "He Can Use Me" and the first single, "Testimony."

Lucky for fans, GMA's official Twitter account also posted a snippet of Houston's "Testimony," and we're already impressed.

Meanwhile, the documentary, which drops alongside the album, will explore her deep connection to the gospel genre, from her very first performance at New Hope Baptist Church to the history-making soundtrack for The Preacher's Wife.

Per the official website, Pat Houston, Executor of the Estate, said, “I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston is a testament of Whitney’s heart. Her love for gospel music permeates through every song with love, compassion and conviction. To love Whitney is to love what she represents to all that love the gospel. I salute this project knowing that Whitney always stood on a solid rock for her love of gospel music.”

The big announcement comes just a few weeks after actress Naomi Ackie graced the big screen as Houston in the biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody. While speaking with Collider, director Kasi Lemmons explained what it was like to work with Houston's estate on the film.

She said, "Anthony McCarten wrote the script with the permission of the estate, and he had a lot of stuff in there. There was a little bit of a difference between them reading it in print and seeing it fleshed out, and there were emotional reactions that had to be navigated, and there was a balance that had to be struck."

She continued, "But I really commend them for their commitment to telling a truthful story and including things that they were, perhaps, uncomfortable with. It was a negotiation. It was a balancing act."

According to the estate's website, the new album will be available on all digital streaming platforms and can be pre-ordered now.

We will always say yes to more Whitney Houston content—and March 24 can't come soon enough.

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