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.