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“The Light of the Sun on My Back”
Jill Scott’s fourth CD entitled “The Light of the Sun” has been on constant rotation in my home, car, and I-Pod since I first purchased my deluxe copy two weeks ago. Since then, Ms. Scott has graced the cover of Billboard magazine, her new album ranked #1 on Billboard’s top 200 charts, and she’s been the hot topic on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Jill Scott has done it once again, bringing her fans yet another CD that’s definitely worthy of Grammy nominations. “The Light of the Sun” displays Jill Scott as a more mature and experienced artist, if that were ever possible. In addition; her new, sexy and slimmer look is only adding more fuel to the fire and yes, Jill and her new CD are blazing hot!!! After a four year absence from the music scene, Jill Scott is back!
Jill grows personally with each album but I think this one speaks on a maturity level that is new for Ms. Scott and refreshing for us. Jill speaks as a mother, wife, ex-wife, single woman and of course just as a woman. Jill describes her music and herself as being “Free”, during a recent article for Billboard Magazine and I definitely have to agree with her. The recently divorced artist gives us an intimate look into her life with such songs as “Quick”. Jill opens up on each song allowing her fans to hear her fears, vulnerabilities, and Joys as if we were reading the diary of her life. In her traditional poetic style; Ms. Scott takes you on a nostalgic experience with her ability to paint vivid and relatable pictures on love and relationships.
This CD screams sex at some points with its Jazzy beats and intimate ballets, such as “Missing you”, enticing you to turn down the lights and “boo it up” with the one you love. She speaks to the young woman with her repetitive theme of knowing self worth, and recognizing and loving all of your attributes in songs like “Rolling Hills” and “Making you wait”. There are a few cameos on the album but my favorite would be with Jill and Paul Wall in a song titled “So Gone (What my mind says)”. It’s a surprising combo but it definitely works with Paul wall bringing his southern chop and screw swag to it. Overall this is a must CD to get. It’s a great CD for whatever mood you’re in. I’m still debating with friends and family on what rating I would give it. 5 being the highest or “classic status” and 0 of course, being the worse or “you need to go somewhere and sit down category”. I would have to say I rate it somewhere in between the 4 to 4.5 on the Leaky Faucet scale. Like I said I’m still deciding but I will say this; “The Light of the Sun” has definitely been shining down on Jill Scott and I’m already anticipating her next CD.
My “ON REPEAT” List
- Track 1-Blessed
- Track 5-Le BOOM Vent Suite
- Track 6-So Gone (What my mind says) ft. Paul Wall
- Track 7-Hear My Call
- Track 8-Some Other Time
- Track 9-Quick
- Track 10-Making you Wait
- Track 11-Until Then (I Imagined)
- Track 12-Missing You
- Track 13-When I Wake Up
- Track 16-The Light of the Sun
- Track 17-The Soul Bounce
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