This year has seen new material from Destiny's Child members Beyonce ("Grown Woman," "Rise Up"), Kelly Rowland (Talk a Good Game LP) and lastly Michelle Williams, who now returns with a soul-stirring single, "If We Had Your Eyes," in advance of her new album due this summer.
She sings about God's universal perspective: "People judge from what they see / But Lord, you see the whole heart / If we had your eyes / We'd see things right."
The R&B track ends with a monologue: "God, if I had Your eyes... / I'd be more patient / God, help me to see things the way You see things / Did I already say help me be patient? / I'll say it again." Do the lyrics indicate that Williams is willing to wait for her spotlight moment, a la X Factor-judging Rowland and festival-headlining Bey?
Williams burned up dance floors with 2008 singles "We Break the Dawn" and "Hello Heartbreak." But her latest sounds like a modern take on her first solo records, the gospel albums Heart to Yours and Do You Know.