What does one say about Lauryn Hill without becoming redundant? Indeed, the list of superlatives to describe this woman range from simple respect to exorbitant idol worship. It’s not hard to understand why. But I believe the highest show of respect is when words fail to readily come to mind.
That’s how I feel about “Ex-Factor”, an ode to the loss and painful recovery of one falling out of love with the addiction that took her autonomy over her feelings and stripped it away as if it were papier-mâché. There’s nothing left to say. Just listen and feel.