Let’s face it: it’s been one hell of a day so far. So let’s celebrate the good stuff in the world—like a just-released cover of the legendary Nina Simone’s signature classic “Feeling Good” by the one and only Ms. Lauryn Hill.
The song, which you can check out above, is featured on the compilation “Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone”, which will be released via RCA on July 10. The compilation, which features covers from Hill, Gregory Porter, Usher, and Mary J. Blige among others, is being released in conjunction with the upcoming Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” The acclaimed documentary, which premiered on opening night at this year’s Sundance Festival, explores her remarkable and torrential personal and public life with archival performance footage and interviews with family and contemporaries.
In a statement about the album, Hill said the following:
“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.”
Click above to listen to Hill’s version of “Feeling Good” and click below to see a trailer for the documentary, which premieres on Netflix on June 26th. Check out a full compilation tracklist after the jump.
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”
(H/t Rolling Stone)