Zambian Soul Sister Hil St. Soul

ZAMBIA stand up!!!!

Our very own Hillary Mwelwa, half of soul group Hil St. Soul is back with her 4th album, Black Rose.

This, my friends is a huge accomplishment in today’s rocky music climate.

I first saw Hillary performing the Aretha Franklin cover, Until You Come Back to Me on VH1 Soul years ago. Her voice was captivating. Once I found out she was Zambian….man, you just don’t know. I talk her up to every single Zambian I meet. Her albums, Soul Organic (amazing, my absolute favorite), Copasetik and Cool (love Pieces), and Soulidified (still blasting the Dwele duet Baby Come Over) prove that my girl is a true R&B/Soul singer.

Black Rose opens with the head bopping Wash Away and continues into Don’t Forget the Ghetto. My absolute favorites that get put on repeat every time are Life, Broken Again, and Hanging On. Danity Kane did it with Damaged but they failed by putting all the blame on the fella that left them damaged instead of taking responsibility. On broken, Hillary takes full responsibility and makes a song about heartbreak sound so sweet.

I once heard criticism of India Arie, Jill Scott, even Lauryn Hill that they tend to be TOO PREACHY. Have you ever heard such nonsense? Hillary and all the aforementioned ladies sing about loving your self and staying positive. If that is being too preachy then sign me up! Hillary is in excellent company and I know there are many more albums to come from this Zambian soul sister.

Support your girl and show her some love by buying her albums. You can download them at amazon for a very cool $8.99 so don’t sleep!

For more information on Hil St. Soul, check out her myspace page.

Check out the lead single Sweetest Days video below

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