Track Review: Jennifer Hudson, ‘Remember Me’
Jennifer Hudson returns in excellent voice on her new, adult contemporary R&B single, “Remember Me.”
Jennifer Hudson possesses one of the most powerful voices in the game. After nearly a three-year hiatus, Hudson returns with a new single, “Remember Me.” The name itself is a bit puzzling – it’s not far off from a previous song and album title, “I Remember Me.” It should be noted that the songs are different.
The sound of “Remember Me” is standard for the most part. This is sound, adult contemporary R&B. There are some touches that add more personality, including the danceable groove of the chorus and soulful backing vocals, but all in all, the sound is familiar. Naturally, Hudson is able to showcase her prodigious instrument with this backdrop, even if the song doesn’t isn’t a surefire hit.
Back to the voice, though, clearly where Hudson’s “bread is buttered.” She makes “Remember Me” more memorable than it should be, easily. While she’s slightly tamer than usual, when she breaks through, she’s ferocious. Expectedly, the chorus is the selling point, particular the final iteration where Jenn soars.
“So do you, remember me / In those moments just before you sleep / I know you, remember me / Swear to me the memories that I see/ Promise me, that it doesn’t make your heart beat / doesn’t make your heart beat.”
Ultimately, “Remember Me” gives Jennifer Hudson an enjoyable, respectable new single. She doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but as always, the voice shines through like a beacon. All in all, it’s sound.
Jennifer Hudson • Remember Me – single • Epic • Release: 3.3.17
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