Credit: Jennifer Hudson on Instagram

Jennifer Hudson has been sharing lots of revealing photos of herself on Instagram these days, and we say, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” The American Idol alum is looking sultry and svelte, and she doesn’t seem to be afraid to show off her gorgeous figure (why would she be?). However, a recent photo she shared shows a different side to J-Hud. The pic features a makeup-free Jennifer wiping tears from her face as she records a song for her new album.

“Sometimes being in the studio can get real emotional .#bringbackthemusic,” the caption reads.

In light of a recent interview Jennifer gave about her upcoming album, we’re not all shocked by the emotion. Jennifer has put a lot of herself into this effort and contributed heavily to the songwriting. Jennifer says her favorite song on the album is “Moan,” as it reminds her of something her mother  whom she lost as a result of a brutal murder  used to say to her. When Jennifer would be in pain, her mother would tell her to moan and it would help the pain go away.

This isn’t the first time the singer has worn her heart on her sleeve. In fact, she broke down when accepting the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian back in January.

“My mother always taught us that without family you have nothing, and whether you know it or not, we all are family, and what happens to the other happens to us, so it’s very important to make a difference,” Jennifer said.

In recent years, the focus has mostly been on Jennifer’s acting career what with her Oscar-winning role in Dreamgirls and a guest role on NBC’s “Smash.” We’re excited to hear more about her music, and to see her vulnerability come through on her upcoming album.

Are you excited for Jennifer’s new project? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Jennifer Hudson on Instagram