Photo of Lauryn Hill at Bonnaroo 2014, by Dan DeSlover for Variance
As Netflix prepares to launch its new Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Lauryn Hill is among a number of stars who have taken part in an accompanying tribute album, Nina Revisited, which is due July 10.
Hill's contribution, a glorious rendition of Simone's 1965 classic "Feeling Good," is the first preview off the set. And it's one of six tracks she ended up recording. It may also have longtime fans yearning for new material from Ms. Hill.
Of her cover, Hill said: "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."
The documentary premieres June 26 on Netflix, but Hill's illustrious version of "Feeling Good" can be heard below (via Rolling Stone).