you believe it's been 4 years since Jill
Scott first blessed us with her infectous debut 'Who
is Jill Scott - Words and Sounds Vol.1'. The
Philadelphia native has since given us a live set in 2002 but
no new material to speak of at that point - until now that is.
Its now July 2004 and although
we haven't heard her she has certainly been busy touring the country
not to mention getting married in the process. The singer/songwriter
but poetress first has now come full circle and will bless us
once again with a new album of all new material called 'Beautifully
Human – Words and Sounds Vol. 2'.
"Music is supposed to
touch people and act as the bridge between one human being and
another. I want listeners to feel something when they experience
this album – there are songs to remind us to get wild, be quiet
and also, be revolutionary" said Jill recently and it's evident
that she's achieved that with her sophomore set.
The lead off single and the
track I'm reviewing today is 'Golden'
- a true slice of sincere soul music if ever I heard it. The song
starts off in true Jill Scott fashion with a pulsating beat drenched
in morg keys and as she fashioned her lyrics with maritial bliss.
Jill is certainly in form as she delivers a stunning performance
merited with the technique of modern technology. Said
Jill about 'Golden', "After
taking time off, I felt like I was just living my life like it
was golden – it was as if I could polish it, like I could walk
past a mirror and just marvel at it. So when I heard the track
for the first time, the words just came to me and all I could
do was just write them down"
Can it be called a divine
intervention of modern poetry maybe to some but it's a prime example
of Jill's sincerity to her craft as she talks about the freedom
and relativity of living life to the fullest. Jill has always
been a woman of her times and her words offeres hope and prosperity
to the individual (both young and old).
The album will be on a record
shelf near you Aug 31st and from the early word of mouth it's
highly anticapated and most likely to succeed her debut - a tall
feat I know but only time will tell. A worthy TY-D
pick indeed - period
Listen to Jill
Scotts - 'Golden'