The new year has already promised plenty of new things: new music, new film, new memes, and of course new #challenges. As citizens of the internet, we’re always looking forward to the next challenge to take a stab at, so prepare your singing voices everyone, it looks like Jennifer Hudson has already taken the lead in 2018.
The soulful singer has introduced the #BurdenDownChallenge, which is a nod to her emotional new record “Burden Down,” released on Dec. 12. Hudson’s #BurdenDownChallenge asks people to hit their social feeds with their most heartfelt cover of the track, which is about getting rid of those problems or burdens that have been plaguing your mind, thus freeing yourself of that stress through music.
The challenge has caught a bit of traction in the new year as one look at J-Hud’s instagram is filled with a plethora of folks expressing their burdens and moving forward from them, shedding the proverbial dead skin in the new year. Not confident you can hit the high notes like JHud? No problem, user’s have gotten creative in the challenge, taking to the piano to create instrumental versions of “Burden Down” as well.
Check out the clips from the #BurdenDownChallenge below.