I Remember Me
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2011 album from the Grammy and Academy Award winning R&B vocalist and actress. The album title, I Remember Me, is based on a poem written by Jennifer and composed into a beautiful song co-written by Ryan Tedder that is featured on the album. Additional writers and producers on the album include multi-award winners Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo and Stargate. "I'm excited about this album because it's almost like a renewal for me, reflected through the chapters of my life," comments Jennifer. "I've called it 'I Remember Me' because of the journey I've been on. I've learned that life constantly surprises you, no matter your plans. My fans have been so loyal, I feel like they have been on this journey with me and I can't wait for them to hear the new album."
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Track #4: Angel (Produced by Alicia Keys. JENNIFER THIS SHOULD BE THE NEXT SINGLE FROM THE ALBUM)
Track #3: Where You At (Hit Single)
Track #1: No One Gonna Love You (This is the jam!)
Track #11: Feeling Good (Everyone loves this track from Jennifer's Weight Watchers commercial; By the way you look great Jennifer with the weight loss, although you were always beautiful)
Track #2: I Got This (Beautiful song)
Track #5: I Remember Me (Title track)
Track #9: Don't Look Down (Cool Dance Track)
Track #12: Believe (This is definitely the ballad of the album and Jennifer delivers, as always!)
Excellent effort with this album Jennifer. I cannot wait to see the many successes you will continue to gain throughout your already stellar career! Congratulations on everything Jennifer and remember the formula to success is staying true to YOURSELF, remaining HUMBLE, trusting in GOD, and loving your FAMILY, FRIENDS, and FANS! EVERYONE GO AND BUY 'I REMEMBER ME,' AN ALBUM YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
A singer who is not also a songwriter depends on the talent of others to create material prior to the point his or her own work is required. That presents a double-edged sword for Hudson here - the tunes are primarily banal and unmemorable, with sloppy, uninteresting choruses and unimaginative, lifeless production, yet they also make her energy and investment as a singer - that is to say, her raw talent - especially evident.
The material is not world-class, but the singer is.
Hudson skews toward the bombastic, at many times radiating the aura of an over-rehearsed actor, but elsewhere she gifts the songs with pulse, heart and soul, even though they rarely deserve it. She has a voice capable of stripping the varnish off a foot locker and she is unafraid to use it.
She sounds best on the 70s soul/disco mash-up "Everybody Needs Love," with its syllable-bursting energy and simple, effective chorus. "Angel" is also above average with soldier march beats. It makes great use of Hudson's range and expressiveness. So do "Why Is It So Hard?" and "Don't Look Down," the latter of which bounces along with uncontainable energy and hard-won, rallying optimism. She shines, unsurprisingly, on the seminal "Feeling Good."
Songs with anti-intellectual, dumbed-down titles such as "No One Gonna Love You" and "Where You At" are named in a way that reflects their earthbound, uninsightful content. They insult the listener in how they pander to what Hudson's core audiences (supposedly) already know and expect. Those two tunes, as well as "I Got This," are mildly pleasing in spite of their lack of exciting, interesting choruses and poor lyrics only because of Hudson's gusto and salesmanship. That applies also to Diane Warren's "Still Here," a slice of musical high fructose corn syrup.
Many names line the production credits yet the sound is largely singular throughout - icy, calculated and absolutely devoid of warmth and passion. The sounds are fresh out of a toolbox, with hardly a musician in sight. Hudson cannot help but be disadvantaged by this. She would have been more at home in the era when Luther Vandross was recording his most important records.
"I Remember Me" is a flawed album. It is not unenjoyable, and it serves as a nice affirmation of Hudson's vocal prowess, but it will not leave a lasting impression on the popular culture or individual listener.
I was not very impressed the first listen through. But it just keeps getting better and better when you re-listen to all the words she is singing and feelings she is expressing.
We have waited a long time for this album and I am not disappointed. She is expressing many things in her life that have changed her.
I agree that she is capable of so much more.
In some live performances she blows Whitney away! Even singing Whitney's song in front of her (see You Tube) -LOL