Have you heard Jill Scott's new album Woman; if you haven't go out and download this modern soul classic right now. It barely seems as if four years have passed since her last album release The Light of the Sun. With songs like So In Love, Shame, and Hear My Call still in playlists that are still joyfully sung in showers or listened to while at the gym, getting that run in, or sitting in traffic, Jill Scott fans new and old welcome this new album and with new material to further deepen that personal time where music aids them in touching their soul. Which, after all, is the purpose of art.
Woman, opens with Miss Jill Scott displaying her poetic skills with Wilde Cookie, speaking to the power and precautions one must take when discovering and going through their own sexual awaking and focusing their sexual desires. Prepared and Can't Wait further Jill Scott's legacy as a soul touching songstress that reaches into the listener's heart and past experiences to then speak them into familiarity. Effectively Jill Scott voices said experiences and gives listeners a sense that others have been through this same yet allows the listener their right to their uniqueness and individuality. Did I mention that we still haven't even gotten past track five yet?
Skip a few tracks to You Don't Know and Miss Scott takes us to church with, unassisted, non-computer generated vocal acrobatics that have become rare in today's R&B and soul singers and gives the listener a familiar feeling, as if listening to a modern day version of the Aretha’s classic a Natural Woman. The last two tracks Jahraymecofasola (still searching for what, if anything, that means) And Beautiful featuring BJ the Chicago kid, gently, soulfully close out this excellent edition to Miss Scott's repertoire and humbly solidify her status as a R&B and Soul artist.