Ms. Lauryn Hill Channels Nina Simone in Her Captivating Cover of “Feeling Good”

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When Lauryn Hill sings, we all listen. Throughout all of the odd twists and turns that her career has taken, her fanbase is just as devoted as ever. And finally, she is delivering new music. From Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, the soundtrack for Netflix’s forthcoming Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? (June 26), Ms. Hill returns to us on “Feeling Good,” just one of her six songs on the album. It’s even better than you could possbly imagine.

Hill does the classic song incredible justice, her infamous soulful delivery only enriched with time. The song is eerily reminiscent of Simone’s own version, showing just how big of a fan Hill is. Still, even in channeling Simone’s sentiment, Hill leaves a lasting impression. Hill’s voice is positively timeless. This is literally the sound we’ve been waiting for.


Check out the impressive tracklist for the album and stream Lauryn Hill’s masterful cover below.

1. Lisa Simone – “Nobody’s Fault but Mine (Intro)”
2. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Feeling Good”
3. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “I’ve Got Life” – Ms. Lauryn Hill
4. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Ne Me Quitte Pas” – Ms. Lauryn Hill
5. Jazmine Sullivan “Baltimore”
6. Grace – “Love Me or Leave Me”
7. Usher – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
8. Mary J. Blige – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
9. Gregory Porter – “Sinnerman”
10. Common & Lalah Hathaway – “YG&B”
11. Alice Smith – “I Put A Spell On You”
12. Lisa Simone – “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl”
13. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”
14. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Wild Is The Wind”
15. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “African Mailman”
16. Nina Simone – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

I guarantee this will be the summer soundtrack. Luckily for you, you can pre-order  the album now.


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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.