Song Title: Love
Artist: Musiq Soulchild
Release Date: December 2000
Record Label: Def Soul, Def Jam
♫ So many people use your name in vain, Love Those who have faith in you sometimes go astray, Love Through all the ups and downs, the joys, and hurts, Love For better or worse I still will choose you first ♫
“Be true to yourself, stay focused and stay you, take advice from other folks, use what you can, but never mind what is not for you. For the most part, trust yourself and believe in what you are doing.” – Musiq Soulchild
I’ve been meaning to share this with ya’ll for a while. If ya’ll really feelin’ the old school vibes and are currently looking for some music inspiration, I recommend ya’ll to follow my other account on Instagram @_highznlowz (if you do happen to use IG). The entire account is dedicated to old school legends of Soul to RnB to celebrate their legacy and make sure they aren’t forgotten. I put a lot of love into that account as well so it would mean a lot if you could check it out. I’m still building it so more content is on its way! Got some more stuff for ya’ll to check out.
Soo, like everyone else who discovers hidden gems on Youtube, I came across a video that became my main inspiration for this post. If you’ve checked out my previous posts, you would probably have already figured that I’m into blues, R&B, soul music— which you are 100% correct about. I absolutely live for it.
The video that inspired me is a performance done by 16 year old Jessica Sanchez during American Idol Season 2012. The song Sanchez performed is “Love You I Do” by the one and only Jennifer Hudson, which was first released on the music drama Dreamgirls starring Hudson herself, Anika Nona Rose, and Beyoncé. I found her performance of Hudson’s song stunning and phenomenal, even winning a standing ovation from all three judges. If you’d like to see what I’m talking about, you could find the performance here.
Also, I had the opportunity of meeting her when she came to my school last week to perform. It felt almost surreal as I consider her one of my biggest musical inspirations. She’s just as amazing live and is incredibly sweet in person too!
Anyway, after watching her performance I had to search up the original version by Jennifer Hudson. I could say it has become one of my top inspirational songs and I would like to share with you. Enjoy!