Lauryn Hill made a rare TV appearance on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and left viewers in awe as she gave a near-to-perfect cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Her show-stopping vocals were backed by a string section, horns, three singers, a meaty rhythm section and blues guitarist Eric Gales. The collective effort successfully added a modern twist to bluesy classic turning into a guitar-fueled raved-up original piece.
Her rare performance is stemmed from her involvement in the upcoming tribute album Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, a companion piece to the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone. Hill contributed six Simone tracks. Watch her performance above.