After serving three months on tax evasion charges, Ms. Lauryn Hill has been reportedly released from prison. Just last night (October 3), the 38 year-old also decided to release a new track, “Consumerism.”
Similar to her “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” track, this new song is kind of sporadic and sounds like spoken word over various instrumentals. Take a listen below.
Along with the track, Lauryn also updated her tumblr page with the following message:
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.