Jill Scott, that tower of power, that jazzy songstress who tells it like it is, that staunch voice for women suffering silently around the world, is back with a new album. In just a week or so, she will be blessing our collections with a new CD. ‘Woman’ will be Miss Scott’s first album in four years, since she gave us the wonderfully creative ‘The Light of The Sun’. I have to say there are few albums that cover the emotional spectrum effectively as that 2011 project. And if for nothing else, cop it to listen to the Anthony Hamilton duet.
A couple of months back Jill dropped the first single from Woman. ‘Fool’s Gold‘ was a beautifully fluid groove dripping with nineties charm. In it she sang about disappointment in a relationship, a theme she pursues in the newly released ‘Closure’. Only this time she describes how she’s so over the dude, and you can tell how she feels about it by the how upbeat the song is. Jazz heads will appreciate the canopy of horns under which Jill encourages ‘home boy’ to bounce using her typically expansive vocal range. This is one to clap and stomp to, or tap the steering wheel to on your way to work.
The Philly chanteuse is not waiting for the official release of Woman to start hyping it. As you read this Jill is on the road; performing in Connecticut’s Oakdale Theatre, to be precise. Make sure you catch her on stage before she wraps up her 25-city jaunt in Phoenix, Arizona towards the end of August. Familiarize yourself with a couple of her new songs from Woman by pre-ordering the album here.
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