It's difficult to listen to I Remember Me without considering the effect the murder of her mother, brother and nephew by her sister's estranged husband in late 2008 tragedy's effect had on Jennifer Hudson. The singer opens her first musical offering since her loss with this song, which begins with a major understatement - "I've been through some things."
The song was released as the second US single from Hudson's sophomore album, I Remember Me. The tune impacted on Urban adult contemporary radio in the United States on May 24, 2011.
The song was written and produced by Rich Harrison, who was also the man behind Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" and Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love."