Singers Who Keep Us Sane
Women everywhere are still struggling to accept that there will never be another “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” I don’t think there’s another album that has resonated with so many women (and men) across generations and musical genres. More than the circumstances Lauryn spoke to and the emotion she poured into the tracks, there was wisdom. Despite being her first solo album, it was almost as though she’d grown up in the process of making the music and the songs she sung were a result of the healing process. She talked about motherhood with songs like “Zion,” relationships on tracks like “Ex Factor,” “Can’t Take My Eyes off You, and “Nothing Even Matters,” and she even explored spirituality and God. No matter what you were dealing with in ’98 and what you’re facing now, this album still hits the spot.