Throwback Thursday: Toni Braxton – “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” (featuring Kenny G)
Today is Toni Braxton’s 54th birthday, so we’re gonna celebrate her by revisiting one my favorites from her catalog, “How Could an Angel Break My Heart.” Released as the fourth single from Braxton’s sophomore LP, Secrets, the song was written by Babyface and the singer herself. It is a beautifully sung lamentation about a cheating lover, and it has Kenny G on the horns for extra drama.
“How Could an Angel Break My Heart” never charted in the US because a physical single was never issued stateside, rendering it ineligible for the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the US, however, a CD was issued, and it included a remix featuring Babyface. On this version, Babyface sings as the cheating lover pleading his innocence and denying every claim made by Braxton. It is the superior version by far.
The music video for “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” matches the drama of the song perfectly and almost makes you wish it was an actual movie. Click play.