Jill Scott – Light of the Sun

Tania MacWilliam
Album Review

Sept. 22, 2011

*Link to original article here (summary in Travis magazine on page 10 here)

Neo-Soul artist, Jill Scott, returns to the studio after a four year hiatus to grace us with her fourth album, “Light of The Sun,” released June 21, 2011.

“Light of the Sun” is like a voyeuristic look into Scott’s diary, setting the last four years of her life to music. Open, as always, she shares with us her innermost deepest emotions in When I wake up.

Scott’s light-hearted and fun All Cried Out Redux shows her resilience after divorce. She expresses caution about love in Some Other Time. Still having faith in love after heartache Scott sings with an honesty that makes her so endearing in So in Love. She works through unanswered questions and offers up a prayer in Hear My Call.

Scott reigns supreme as the queen of spoken word, owning the smooth poetic vibe in Making you Wait.

This album has the same qualities fans have come to appreciate in her previous albums: positivity (Blessed), sensuality (So Gone), feminine strength (Womanifesto) and confidence (Shame).

Light of the Sun presents as a laid back, stress free, jam session that went so beautifully well that they just wrapped it up and released it as is.

Adding Anthony Hamilton, Eve, Doug E. Fresh and Paul Wall to her growing collection of artist collaborations, Scott is back full-force.

All in all, a brilliant album. Welcome back Ms. Scott.

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