A never-before-heard Aretha Franklin recording has been released to commemorate Juneteenth.
The song, a version of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem, was released Friday to all major streaming services and YouTube.
“Never Gonna Break My Faith” originally was released as a duet with Mary J. Blige on the soundtrack to 2006’s “Bobby,” about the life of Robert F. Kennedy. It earned Franklin a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance her 18th and final win.
Franklin died in Detroit August 2018 at 76.
“Respect,” a biopic about the Detroit icon starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, is currently due out Dec. 25.