Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys & More Join Lauryn Hill On Stage
At the 7th Annual Rock The Bells Festival...
Speaking before her gig to our US Team, Hill said of her new material: "There's been such a long period of time where I haven't been able to communicate where my mind is, where my consciousness is, where my ideas are,"
"I have to upgrade them a bit so that they're still exciting and fresh and they're new. There's something almost jazz-like the way I approach performances. I'm not sure if the audience really understands."
"We need, or at least I need, a certain amount of spontaneity, a certain amount of improvisation every show. I might have gotten spoiled from the Fugee days. We used to improvise a lot. It kept it so fresh and exciting. I need that. I need that improvisational, almost jazz-like improvisational dynamic when I'm onstage."
She added: " It keeps it so exciting. It's that unknown, that literal X factor that makes every show something different — something unique and something I want to continue to do."
Hill said that's just where she is as an artist right now: "That's the type of mind that I have, the type of spirit I have. I need that new energy."