AUG 28 2013
FILM AND SOUNDTRACK STARS ACADEMY & GRAMMY AWARD WINNER JENNIFER HUDSON
[New York, NY – August 28, 2013] RCA Records is set to release Winnie Mandela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on September 3 via all digital music providers. The soundtrack and film features the poignant song “Bleed for Love” performed by Grammy and Academy Award winner and RCA recording artist Jennifer Hudson and the Soweto Gospel Choir. “Bleed for Love” was written by Grammy winner and six-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren, and produced by multi-Grammy award winner Harvey Mason Jr., Laurent Eyquem and David Franco.
“‘Bleed for Love’ has such an incredible and meaningful message about the power of love and the extension of the human heart,” comments Hudson. “Diane wrote a beautiful song and it was an honor to work with her and the rest of the team to create this powerful piece of music.”
“When I wrote ‘Bleed for Love’ for the film Winnie Mandela, I imagined how amazing it would be when Jennifer sang it,” says Warren, one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of our time. “It went far beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I remember the chills I had being in the room when she was hitting some of those notes! She put her entire heart and soul into this performance. It is as if she is singing it not just as Jennifer Hudson but also as Winnie Mandela.”
Winnie Mandela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was produced by award winning composer Laurent Eyquem and David Franco and features a score composed and directed by Laurent Eyquem that reflects Winnie Mandela’s perseverance during times of turbulence and tremendous love. St. Teresa’s Intermediate School Choir, Ben Amato, Ipeleng Moshe, Twalamato and the Manhattan Brothers are also featured on the soundtrack.
Winnie Mandela, the film adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob’s biography Winnie Mandela: A Life, will be released on September 6, 2013. Written and directed by Darrell J. Roodt, Winnie Mandela stars Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls; Sex in the City) and Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow; Red Tails; Iron Man). Winnie Mandela is presented by TD Jakes (TDJ Enterprises), and produced by André Pieterse (Ironwood Films) and Michael Mosca (Equinoxe Films).
Winnie Mandela explores the personal and political life of the wife of renowned activist and revered former South African President, Nelson Mandela. The film tells the compelling story of one woman’s journey as she fights for the freedom of the man she loves and for the freedom of her people during the Apartheid era. Winnie Mandela depicts the struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive amidst her husband’s life imprisonment, her own time in solitary confinement, and her battle to overcome controversies that followed her through the years.
Winnie Mandela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack track listing:
01. Bleed for Love – performed by Jennifer Hudson with Soweto Gospel Choir
Written by Diane Warren, Produced by Harvey Mason Jr., Laurent Eyquem, David Franco
03. A New Season
04. Halleluja (La Passionata) – performed by St. Teresa’s Intermediate School Choir Music & Lyrics by Ralph Siegel
05. Sound of Hope
07. You Could
Written by Sidney James (ASCAP)
08. Jozi Jive ‘55 – performed by Ben Amato
Music by Ben Amato
10. A Wedding Song
11. Lakutshon Ilanga – performed by Manhattan Brothers
Music by Mackay Davashe
12. On the Run
13. Anxious Moments
14. Death Sentence
15. Passing of Time
16. Lovers in Prison – performed by Ipeleng Moshe
18. Nguye Lo- peformed by Twalamato
Music and Lyrics by Ben Amato and Aveline Twala
20. Winter Clouds
Composed by Laurent Eyquem