I think it's pretty important for anyone who wants to enjoy music beyond what popular culture pours into our daily lives, to expose themselves to standout artists from various genres and eras. Nina Simone is unarguably of those artists. Her voice can and has changed lives.
Nina performed a cover of the hit record "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates. She plays piano without accompaniment and truly makes the song her own. Introducing a new dynamic full of soul and attitude, her signature earnestness envelops every line and if you didn't know better you would think this were an acoustic version of one of her own records.
Even while covering the work of another artist, Nina shows us just why she was one of the most influential and critically acclaimed artists of her generation and beyond. May she rest in peace.