By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated December 20, 2019 at 10:42 AM EST

Image Credit: Bennett Raglin/WireImage.comThe comeback campaign that Lauryn Hill began this summer with a rare interview and a tour announcement continues to gain steam. Shortly after her second stop on the Rock the Bells tour, Hill told MTV News‘ Shaheem Reid that she’s “getting closer” to releasing her first studio album in over a decade.

Hill wouldn’t say much more than that, but even that brief quote will surely send a lot of people into a frenzy. It’s been way too long since we heard new music from Ms. Hill. She had her reasons for effectively retiring, and she’s started explaining those reasons more fully in her recent interviews. But it seems like she’s finally reaching a point where she’s ready to sing for the world again. And that’s wonderful news.

One thing Hill did tell MTV was that her new album, whenever it arrives, is unlikely to feature many guest appearances. “There’s a lot of different creative energies out there right now,” she said. “I respect the different sounds that I’m hearing. It’s been such a long time since I’ve gotten my voice and my ideas [out]. In terms of collaborations, that’s not even something I’ve been thinking about per se.”

Are you interested in hearing what Hill has to say after all these years? I know I am. Let us know what you hope her next album will sound like in the comments.

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