Before Austin City Limits returns for its 42nd season this October, the long-running music performance series will provide viewers with something to tide them over Saturday: An hour-long, rare television performance by Lauryn Hill. In this exclusive clip from the episode, Hill and her stacked backing band deliver an electrifying take on the Fugees’ “Ready or Not.”
Within the intimate confines of Austin’s Moody Theatre, Hill quickens the pace of The Score track, intensifying the 1996 single into a showstopping rave-up. Hill’s Austin City Limits episode, filmed in November 2015, will also feature the singer performing “Doo Wop (That Thing),” “Killing Me Softly,” “Ex-Factor,” “Fu-Gee-La” and more.
Austin City Limits officially returns October 1st with an episode dedicated to Paul Simon. My Morning Jacket, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Florence and the Machine, James Bay and more will perform during the 42nd season’s first seven episodes, with seven more episodes scheduled to air in 2017.