Jill Scott is back in the studio and this alone is reason enough to break out the champagne. Or maybe we should keep that on ice till we have a new album in our hands. But if ‘Fool’s Gold’ is a foretaste of the pleasures to come, we need to get the best rosé money can buy. It’s not only Jill Scott at her heartbroken best, it’s one of the baddest beatmakers in the game at his most sublime. Fool’s Gold rides easily on a pimped out version of the late J. Dilla’s ‘I’m So Glad You’re Dorothy‘.
The combination is the stuff dreams are made of, a total contrast to the theme Jill has written about. The neo-soul queen is lamenting the bitter ending of what was once a sweet affair. “I was living a dream, believing things that just ain’t true. Oh, I can’t believe I ever believed in you. You had me chasing fool’s gold…” the chorus goes. An evil ruse never sounded so good though the Philly songstress makes the toll of the emotional deception evident in her flawless vocal performance. That follow up to the phenomenal ‘The Light of the Sun’ can’t come soon enough.
Don’t you just love how this jam ends?
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