|Beautifully human-Jill Scott|
This is one of my favorite tracks from Jill Scott’s latest masterpiece, “The Light of the Sun”. This is grown folks music & a sonic feminist manifesto to boot! This particular cut goes deep as Jill Scott recently went through a disappointing divorce & a short-lived relationship afterwards that produced a child. So when you hear her lament, “God, please hear my call / I am afraid for me……Love has burned me raw / I need your healing,” she is revealing some painful stuff backed by swelling strings and warm piano chords. Her repeating of “please” with a different inflection every time is one of the most open-hearted supplications I’ve heard in non-gospel music since Lenny Williams’ ” ‘Cause I Love You“. Absorb & reflect….