NEW MUSIC: JENNIFER HUDSON | (YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A) NATURAL WOMAN
Further increasing excitement for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in "Respect" Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson releases “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.” The cover of the iconic track was penned by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and featured on Franklin’s 1968 album, "Lady Soul." Hudson’s version of the soul standard is presented as if it were a live performance, with a crowd roaring in the back as she belts the famous refrain over a rich horn fanfare. The soundtrack will feature Hudson’s take on 17 Franklin classics, as well as one new song, “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” which Hudson co-wrote with King and Jamie Hartman. Along with Hudson, the cast of "Respect" will feature Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, and Mary J. Blige. Liesl Tommy directed the film. Hudson was notably handpicked by Franklin to portray her in the film from MGM, which opens in theatres nationwide on August 13th. The soundtrack will be available on the same day.