Ahead of the release of the late Whitney Houston’s new greatest hits album, a previously unreleased song by the singer-actress hit the web Tuesday. The R&B song, called “Never Give Up,” recorded with producer Jermaine Dupri, was originally slated to be released on 2009 album I Look To You.
It’s an uplifting, motivational tune. “Never, never give up / Hold your head to the sky, look them right in the eyes / Tell them you will never quit until the day you get it right,” Houston sings.
The song is on the greatest hits collection I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston, along with another posthumously released song, “I Look to You,” a duet with R. Kelly, which came out in September.
Check out “Never Give Up” in the lyric video below:
I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston hits stores on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The remembrance of Houston will continue next week on Friday, Nov. 16, when CBS airs an hour-long special tribute to the singer called We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston.