Meshell Ndegeocello to Release Nina Simone Tribute Album
Meshell Ndegeocello has announced the release of her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to Nina Simone. Joined by a list of musicians including Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Deantoni Parks (drums), the singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist reworked some of the tracks made famous by the iconic musician. Guests on the album include Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Tracy Wannomae, Toshi Reagon and Cody ChesnuTT.
To celebrate the release of the album, Meshell is sharing the iconic track “Be My Husband,” which you can now stream or download here.
As Meshell describes, the album is “a dedication to Nina Simone and her incredible influence but it is also a dedication to the single, interior life we all experience.” See below for the full tracklisting.
Pour une âme souveraine tracklisting:
01. Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
03. Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon
04. House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon
05. Turn Me On
06. Feelin’ good
07. Don’t Take All Night feat. Sinead O’Connor
08. Nobody’s Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright
09. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June
10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June
11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae
12. Either Way I Lose
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT
14. Four Women