The rave reviews for Jennifer Hudson‘s long-awaited transformation to Aretha Franklin for the Queen of Soul’s big screen biopic, ‘Respect,’ have already rolled in, but the Academy & GRAMMY Award-winning songstress is not resting on her laurels.
Despite having launched one of the year’s most extensive promotional campaign, J. Hud is still kicking – most recently turning her attention to the film’s companion album, the ‘Respect’ soundtrack.
Though lined with Hudson’s soaring renditions of some of Franklin’s most highly regarded numbers (i.e. ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘Think,’ ‘I Never Loved a Man,’ and more), a standout of the 18-track affair is ‘Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)’ – its lone original song (and only eligible bid for Oscar gold).
Two weeks after unveiling the tune’s official music video (filmed at the iconic New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles), the 39-year-old is inviting fans to see the behind the scenes action of the visual’s filming.
See it all inside: