[NEW RELEASES] Jennifer Hudson
“I Remember Me” is a mature R&B album with a feel-good vibe that is sprinkled with the Hudson spark that we all witnessed in her Oscar-winning performance in “Dreamgirls.” The album was made with producers and singer-songwriters such as Alicia Keys, R. Kelly and others. Their influence is evident but it is Hudson’s honeyed tones that we remember.
The album’s lead single, “Where You At,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, gets things going. The title song, “I Remember Me,” brings things back to earth. It starts with a delicate tone, as Hudson’s soothing vocals mesh with the playfully spiraling decrescendo of the keyboards. In a way, it seems to be a reminder to herself to never to forget who she is in times of trial (and she has been through some stuff). We’re glad she’s stuck to her own advice, because who she is, is pretty great.
Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me”
By Kim Tae-rim Contributing writer