Lauryn Hill "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Nina Simone cover)
Published Jun 23, 2015The 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.