Academy and Grammy Award-winning Singer, songwriter and actress Jennifer Hudson shares a new original song "Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" on all streaming platforms.
Produced by will.i.am and written by Hudson, Jamie Hartman and the Legendary Carole King, the soaring track is set to appear on the motion picture soundtrack to Respect which stars Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the biopic.
In a statement, Hudson says:
“Music is such a living and breathing character in this film, as it was in Ms. Franklin’s life. The process of creating this song was like constructing the greatest tribute I could possibly offer to her spirit. It was the final exhale of this extraordinary project and one that I let out with complete fulfillment. Being able to do so with Carole and Jamie was an incredible privilege. Carole is one of the greatest songwriters of all time and, whether we were trading stories, playing piano together over video conference, or working through lyrics, it was always a masterclass - both in life and music. Jamie and I have collaborated together in the past and it’s always so wonderful to create with him - he is continuously thinking outside of the box in a way that deepens the musical experience in indescribable ways. Our goal was to show that music was always the anchor for Ms. Franklin, in all that she did, and I hope this song illustrates the strength of her voice - both literally and figuratively - which always brought her home.”
Respect arrives in theaters August 13th and it's soundtrack will be released on the same day via Epic Records.