Like countless others, I spent years questioning why Lauryn Hill simply refused to make a follow-up to this classic album. She’s made sporadic guest appearances. She’s said that she’s content. And I’m happy for her for that.
For me, it took a few listens to realize something simpler – these tracks are prayers. She said what she needed to say to her Father. This made me love this album even more!
Case in point, “Tell Him” (perhaps my favorite track). On the surface, this seems like a typical heart-broken female track. But there’s much, much more. Fist, open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 13. Then hit play…..