The ex-Fugee rushed released track due to an 'impending legal deadline'
Lauryn Hill has released a new song titled ‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’.
The track, which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the article and clicking ‘play’, is the former Fugees singer’s first solo effort since 2010’s ‘Repercussions’. The song was released without warning via her label Obverse Creation – which she set up as part of her reported $1million deal with Sony Music – yesterday (May 4).
Writing on Tumblr, Hill said the track was rushed released due to an “impending legal deadline”. She wrote: “Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music…but the message is still there.”
According to Hill, the song’s message is relevant in today’s society following the death of Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly. “In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked,” she said.
It was reported last year that Hill pleaded guilty to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007. Judge Madeline Cox postponed sentencing, giving the singer until May 6 to pay off the money she owes – an amount currently standing at $504,000.
‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’ is available via iTunes now.