Hilary Mwelwa aka Hil St. Soul starts 2021 with a tribute to the Ohio Players by covering their soul classic “Heaven Must Be Like This.” Mwelwa’s version feels like a lighter ride than the original but just as full in expression. She says, “I hope when people hear “Heaven Must Be Like This,” it will allow them to go on a euphoric journey with me and switch off from the world’s troubles, even if it’s for a few minutes. To quote the lyrics of the first verse of the song, I hope the listener finds ‘a place of happiness’ and ‘somewhere to rest their aching mind.’”
The singer reemerged in 2019 with her single “One Life” which did well with the Sirius Radio Heart & Soul audience reaching the number one spot. “Heaven Must Be Like This” is a soothing getaway from the shortcomings of the world and a reminder of the Ohio Players’ funk legacy. The single officially comes out on January 22nd.