The most amazing sound I’ve ever heard

Before we all officially move past Whitney Houston, I beg of you to click here. It’s a link to Houston’s isolated vocal track from the “How Will I Know” recording session—and it’s friggin’ off-the-hook insane.

Seriously, tell me it’s not awe-inspiring.

I’m still sad about this one. She was my first crush. She was one of my all-time favorite singers. She represents a simple, beautiful time in my life. She was, to me, gorgeous and energetic and vibrant.

I know … I know—it was a mirage. But, to me, that matters not.