While I’ve been on a break from social media and wanted some new music, I noticed Jill Scott’s new album Woman is now out the other day and decided to get it. I first listened to the album while heading to work so I just skimmed through. The following are the first songs to catch my attention. My first discovery was Can’t Wait. Although single, Jill confirmed my grown womanhood with this one! I then learned the single I’d heard on the radio Fool’s Gold was by her. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of her when I heard it.
Then I heard Closure and was like, “Yes Jill!” I am currently going through something myself (dating in 2015). I laughed my head off at the end, because that’s exactly how many guys sound. “Call you? Don’t call you? Ok!” Next was You Don’t Know and I was like ok, so those feelings were actually legit. I have loved whole heartedly and someone else knows what it’s like. I can’t remember how I came about Pause, but it describes my current state. “I’m confessing out loud! I’m confessing out loud! I’ve been slipping.” I just need some time alone to gather myself and my thoughts.
Say Thank You reminds me of my morning talks with God. Again I’m confessing out loud but asking for direction. It is also a piece on inner peace and self love. Can’t Wait had me wanting a man more than ever. “Who am I to act this way. Well Sugar I’m the boss lady, busy handling managing, but oh when I get next to you baby.” This instantly connected to the Alpha female in me. Meanwhile, Lighthouse touches the nurturing and loving side of a woman in her Queendom. Some kind of way, I missed Willing during my initial run. I guess because it is an interlude. but I was hooked in with “Expecting me to be flawless. Expecting me to be faithful.” Jahraymecofasola is a beautiful song about love. Can you not see Jill saying the word out loud and breaking into her big smile? Cruising in much similar with a soft, sunny day riding beat. Back Together has a sort of church hym feel, with an organ in the background, but it is also a love song, while Run, Run, Run has a Tina Turner Rolling On the River sound. It makes for a great morning pick me up song, not to mention Jill refers to herself as Super Woman.