It's been 14 long years without a new album from Hil St. Soul, but that drought is about to end. After a string of single releases over the past couple of years that have renewed interest in her artistry, the songstress is finally ready for her official return with the announcement of her forthcoming long player entitled Back In Love.
This release marks Hil St. Soul's fifth studio album and her second on the Shanachie Entertainment label. Back In Love follows a strong suite of albums that Hil released over the course of nine years starting with her 1999 debut Soul Organic. Copasetik And Cool followed in 2002, then SOULidified in 2006 before she gave us Black Rose in 2008.
Little did we know that there'd be such a long wait between her last album and this one, but we're just happy to have our girl Hilary Mwelwa back and still sounding as good as she does. Hil hasn't missed a beat or a note on recent singles "One Life," "In My Groove" and "Heaven Must Be Like This," her outstanding cover of The Ohio Players' classic, all of which will be included on Back In Love.
The new album will also feature her Noel Gourdin duet "Blessed" and another collaboration with the singer on the track "Amazing." Of course, her current single "A Feeling So Beautiful" will be in the mix on Back In Love, which will have a total of 11 tracks for fans' listening pleasure.
Hilary is as excited to share her new music as her fanbase is to receive it. "This album represents a turning point in my life. It represents LOVE. My love of life and music. It’s a love letter to my listeners that have been with me on my musical journey," she shared in a press release about the album's theme and also giving some insight into its title. "I’ve been making music for 20-odd years and to have taken time out, come back and pick up where I left off is just amazing; to still have an audience and the support of radio is incredible. I’m just thankful that I’m still in a position where I can share my artistry.”
We're thankful, too. Hil St. Soul will share her new album Back In Love with the world when it is released on Friday, November 18th. Enjoy the vibrant cover art above and scroll down to view the album's full tracklist.
Hil St. Soul Back In Love tracklist:
1. One Life
2. Blessed feat. Noel Gourdin
3. Heaven Must Be Like This
4. A Feeling So Beautiful
5. Party On
8. Love And Fire
9. In My Groove
10. Sweet Heaven