I don’t really like this new Jennifer Hudson song. I’ve tried and tried because I’m a fan but…
It feels like a Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Part 3 leftover that Timbaland gave to J. Hud (as a matter of fact, I feel like I can hear Justin on the background vocals…).
I feel like the song itself doesn’t have nearly enough melody or punch for someone with the vocal capability of Jennifer Hudson. It’s an awkward song also, and even the video feels awkward, stiff and just altogether clumsy.
I feel like she has no connection to this song or video emotionally and in turn, I can’t bring myself to care about it either.
Her fiancee/boo/baby daddy (?) David Otunga makes a cameo in the beginning and then is replaced swiftly by British model David McIntosh, who also fumbles his way through this video. Clearly he’s there for eye candy purposes, however, so you don’t care much.
Still, I think for a relaunch of a new album and for the continuance of her pop music career, this song wasn’t the best choice. Jennifer is MUCH more convincing on Broadway — peep her Tony performance of “Neverland” after the jump if you don’t believe me!