Lauryn Hill "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Nina Simone cover)

Lauryn Hill "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Nina Simone cover)
The forthcoming Nina Simone covers album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone features a major dose of Lauryn Hill, and now another one of the former Fugee's contributions has emerged.

This is a rendition of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," a tradition folk song that Simone popularized. Hill harkens back to classic Simone vibes with the song's smoky, sultry mood, although the synth-driven production is distinctly modern. The seven-minute track highlights Hill's fluttering vibrato as the arrangement rises to a passionate crescendo before a drawn-out comedown.

Hear it below, along with Usher's buoyantly seductive rendition "My Baby Just Cares for Me."

Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone will be out on July 10 on RCA. Other contributors include Mary J. Blige, Common, Gregory Porter, and Simone's daughter Lisa.