New Song: Lauryn Hill – ‘Feeling Good’ [Nina Simone Cover]

Published: Friday 19th Jun 2015 by Sam

The reclusive Lauryn Hill returns to the spotlight in honor of soul legend Nina Simone.

In a rare move, the critically hailed songstress has covered a track – namely Simone’s signature hit ‘Feeling Good.’

The former Fugees front-woman offered up her rendition for Netflix’s upcoming documentary on the diva titled ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Rolling Stone reports that Hill initially signed on to record a duo of songs for the project, yet was so stirred that she ended up recording six (and becoming the soundtrack’s co-producer).

Speaking on Simone’s impact, the 40-year-old, whose ‘Miseducation’ LP was inducted into the Library of Congress, gushed:

“Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice. Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.”

Listen to Lauryn as she tackles the 1965 smash below…


This has us hungry for “new” Lauryn. Many may have made peace with the reality that a true successor to the ‘Miseducation’ is unlikely to materialize, but we can always hope. After all, stranger things have happened.

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  1. Islandboi80 June 19, 2015

    Yesss for the vocal runs! Classic Lauryn! Lick three shots in the atmosphere

  2. Al June 19, 2015

    She will never top TMOLH thats why she has never released the follow up. She sounds like she’s rushing the song

    • TheElusiveLamb June 19, 2015

      She was actuality recording the successor, but then she suffered from the Shania Twain mute thing (they felt they lost their voice and creativity) once she caught her baby daddy cheating.

      • Al June 19, 2015

        She been working on this follow up for 15 years….. She let fame get to her now a she Cray Cray. Will prob see this album when Rihanna R8 and when Nicki gets her solo No1 #Julember

      • ok June 19, 2015

        To all the haters,
        Lauryn Noel Hill has nothing left to prove.
        She will go down as the greatest female rapper in history.
        She will receive the ASCAP Award for songwriting this year as she is the greatest feamel songwriter in the history of rap music.
        No one is touching her songwriting skills and
        NO OTHER FEMALE RAPPER has sold over 16 million copies of one album.
        The Score by The Fugees which sold over 20 million and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill which sold over 16 million still sell today.

    • TheElusiveLamb June 19, 2015

      I love it. So many artists, from MJB, Mariah, and etc., have been inspired by Nina, so I HAVE TO WATCH THIS MOVIE!

  3. MUSICHEAD June 19, 2015

    I’m not sure what type of mental illness “Ms. Lauryn Hill” is suffering from but it is clear that she will never be the artist she has the potential to be. However, I did enjoy this song and I look forward to hearing the other songs she contributed to this album.

  4. team lauryn June 19, 2015

    All lauryn needs is a real producer…stop trying to keep all the money… Ain’t s*** wrong with lauryn. She just refuses’ to be a sheep

    • Londontru June 19, 2015

      I agree as she got almost 100% of the publishing on the miseducation . Shes a lil crazy tho but i love her still

  5. Don’t hate B!TCHES. June 19, 2015

    Her voice sounds too old now

  6. Saraphina June 19, 2015

    She still got it regardless !!!….Good to here something solid though Ms.Hill

  7. Lmfao_Hoe June 19, 2015

    Lauryn still has it. Yes she doesn’t sound like the 90s but hell none of the legends do either. Personally I love her new voice, it’s rawness and emotions really capture me when she performs; especially with the new twist remixes on her music. Yah are missing out when she performs live, she puts a show on forreal check her concerts on youtube . Another thing too with age of course your voice changes drastically Especially 4 women after having child birth -> Whitney, Mariah, n Bey ect. People love to call Lauryn crazy because She Is NOT Willing To Sell Herself Out 2 become a puppet. I also believe this is exactly why Adele has not released an album just yet, including why it takes Sade, Maxwell, Janet, D’Angelo, ect years to finally put an album out. They are not up for the bs, just music only. I have more respect 4 Lauryn because at least I know she where she’s stands musically, socially, and faith with her artistry and not up for money of greed.

  8. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money June 19, 2015

    Nice cover

  9. Bam Bam June 19, 2015

    She should have played her in the movie not Zoe no shade

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