New music: Lauryn Hill – Repercussions

Is this leaked song an old unreleased track or a hint that the singer will finally release a follow up to her 1998 solo album?

Lauryn Hill has been away from music for far too long, so you can't blame fans for getting excited about the unexpected arrival of a new song. The question is, is the track actually new or an unreleased recording from the late 1990s? Repercussion is a languid, introspective account of Hill's life with lyrics recalling those on her 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: "I was born into this world, a little ditty baby girl ... a racist world, now it's a difficult process – the matter is of perception." As it bears the hallmarks of her earlier work, fans are already speculating that it was a reject from The Miseducation ... LP, while others suggest the recent confirmation that the singer will play the Rock the Bells tour in the US is a sign she's about to release new material. Maybe our blog convinced her to up the work rate!

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