Lauryn Hill shares new song Guarding the Gates

Lauryn Hill

The new six-minute song is part of Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack.

Lauryn Hill has shared a new song as part of the soundtrack for Melina Matsouka and Lena Waithe’s thriller Queen & Slim. The soundtrack has been released today by Motown Records. It also includes songs by Vince Staples, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and Blood Orange, amongst others.

Queen & Slim is a film directed by Melina Matsoukas, written and co-produced by Lena Waithe, and it features a score by Dev Hynes. The film is due for release in the US on 27 November and in the UK on 31 January.

In August earlier this year, Lauryn Hill featured on Pusha T’s Kanye-produced track Coming Home and she performed on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage back in June. The artist also celebrated the 20th anniversary of her seminal album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill last year.

Listen to Guarding the Gates below, and read our retrospective on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill here.