I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)

Songfacts®:

  • This 1970s-inspired dance ballad is an uptempo track that features a verse by Atlanta rapper T.I. Hudson said to MTV News of the cut, "You listen to it and it'll make you happy!"
  • Pharrell Williams wrote and produced the song. "Working with a visionary like Pharrell was a really special experience for me," said Hudson, "He is one of the most talented musicians of our time, and I couldn't be more proud of what we did together. I'm so thrilled to be sharing this song with everyone. For me, it's all about making people feel good, and showing them who I am as an artist. I make music to feed the soul, and I think this song will do that for a lot of people."
  • The song was released as the first single from JHUD. The album title references Hudson's nickname, which people have been using for a while. The songstress told Billboard magazine she's liked her moniker from the beginning. "The first time I heard of it was when I was on American Idol, and apparently a radio DJ in Chicago gave me this nickname," Hudson said. "Ever since everybody's been calling me JHud. No one calls me Jennifer Hudson anymore. I grew up being called Jenny Kate, so this is like the world's version of Jenny Kate."
  • Jennifer Hudson performed this at the 2013 Soul Train Awards, when she was joined by late '70s disco queens Evelyn King and Chaka Khan (as well as T.I.).

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