Jennifer Hudson Debuts Towering ‘Winnie Mandela’ Ballad “Bleed For Love”: Listen

Mike Wass | September 3, 2013 4:23 pm

Jennifer Hudson‘s new film Winnie Mandela — a biopic about the wife of legendary South African civil rights activist Nelson Mandela — hits theaters on September 6 but we were treated to an early taste of the soundtrack when “Bleed For Love” surfaced online today.

Written by human hit machine Diane Warren, the soulful love song finds J Hud in a surprisingly restrained mood — at least for the first 30 seconds. After that it’s all on. There are strings, soaring vocal runs and even a choir. It’s pretty much over-the-top ballad perfection. Get ready to power grab along with Jennifer after the jump.

Will you be buying the Winnie Mandela soundtrack after hearing “Bleed For Love”? Tell us in the comments below.