Lauryn Hill Has Already Recorded a New Song Hours After Being Released From Prison
That was fast. At this rate, maybe we'll get a new album in a few years! Mere hours after being released from a prison sentence she was serving for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill has already released a new song — and go figure, based on its lyrics, it's about consumerism. In fact, it's actually called "Consumerism," so you can't exactly make any mistakes as to what it's about.
Hill released the track via her SoundCloud account, along with the following message:
“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.”
The track certainly sees Hill going in on socio-economic issues, with lyrics (spit out lightning-fast) like "Satan is running through them like a politician/ Hedonism, nihilism/ Hypocriticism, narcissism." She's got some feelings.
You can check out the new track below.