Lauryn Hill is officially being released from prison for tax evasion.
Her camp posted a new song, “Consumerism” to her tumblr page, saying:
She wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.
Lauryn herself wrote a few words about what the song means to her. She also announced a new EP, Letters from Exhile.
“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.”
– Ms. Lauryn Hill
Check out the song below!
You can also purchase the “Consumerism” on iTunes: bit.ly/MLH_C