(Billboard)A Whitney Houston hologram is coming in 2016 thanks to Pat Houston, President of the Whitney Houston Estate, and Greek billionaire Alki David, the CEO of Hologram USA.
The holographic representation of Whitney Houston will perform in "a major U.S. venue" for a show that will be beamed to TVs and computers around the world via David's FilmOn.com, according to a press release. The announcement even promises a posthumous international tour after the show's U.S. debut.
Pat Houston had this to say about the partnership that will -- in the words of the press release -- "bring back" Whitney Houston. "It's a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership."
David's Hologram USA will design the Whitney hologram in partnership with her estate. Alki David recently made headlines for teaming up with controversial rapper Chief Keef for his series of attempted holographic concerts.
When asked about a Whitney hologram in late 2014, Pat Houston expressed mixed feelings. "I don't know how I would feel about [a hologram] and certainly I've been approached to do a project of that magnitude, and I said, 'No.' But who knows what the future holds," she said at the time. "I mean, it's just been only two and half years. Maybe down the road."
I Look To You TV Ad! Excitement continues to grow as we get closer and closer to Whitney's new album, I Look To You, release on August 31st. Take a look at the great TV ad below for the upcoming album...the wait is almost over!
David哥是資深惠妮迷，擁有超豐富的相關惠妮收藏，也常做一些具專業水平的混音影片和網友分享。 David的心得結語： 整體來說，有出乎我意料的部份，就是這是一張很現代感的專輯。即使不是惠妮的死忠歌迷，一般喜歡R&B的人也很容易接受。滾石雜誌會給3.5（對R&B專輯來說算是非常高）不是沒有原因，因為整張聽下來就是很緊湊，沒有太沈悶或陳腔濫調，也不會有像Just Whitney一樣充滿很多demo tracks的感覺，或是像you light up my life這種聽完令人很想立刻去跳海的歌！從頭到尾放下來很順，而且不時出現驚喜。
當然一定會遭受到的一個問題是，那種只希望聽到I Will Always Love You (part II)之類高音情歌的人一定會失望，並且說惠妮的聲音不見了。對那種蠢人，其實也不必說太多啦，只要問問他自己20年前聲音與容貌是不是都還在就好。這次的路線跟My Love Is Your Love一樣是冒險但不得不的路線，畢竟她不可能再靠高音情歌取勝，不只是她的嗓音不適合、市場也不吃香了。適時地融入當前的元素我是很贊成，也期待只熱愛舊時期的惠妮迷可以轉變一下，欣賞惠妮的多元風貌！