Monday Inspiration: Nina Simone

I was unfamiliar with Nina Simone until one Christmas, when Jeremy gave me a CD of her greatest hits. The classical nerd in me immediately fell in love with “Love me or leave me” but what I think is most striking about Simone’s singing is how invested she is in the text. There were so many songs I could have chosen today: “Ne me quitte pas”, “I put a spell on you”, “I loves my Porgy” but I finally settled on “The other woman”.