Jill Scott (AKA Jilly from Philly) is back, and she roars in like a lion like the Spring season with her new ode to love and heartbreak “You Don’t Know”. And let me tell you — she is in her full “I’m woman, hear me roar!” glory with this one! Teased last week on her Instagram, she dropped the visual and the full song at the same time.
We toss around the word “soul” so much in this day and age, I think we’ve gotten away from the roots of “soul” music. Well, Jill went back, dug up some of her heartbreak and planted new roots right at the intersection of soul and blues in 2015.
“You Don’t Know” is a raucous, minor chord drenched apparatus that she uses to deliver what feels like her OWN story about her travails and victories in love. To have lost love, you have to at least gain it. It’s an up and down, feel good and aching ride that most folks hop off of, never to return.
Jill, The High Priestess of Soul, is one of the few in the mainstream still viably active that can still bring this feeling — this representation of our music — to the masses in a believable package. “You Don’t Know” underscores this with much aplomb, and I’m here for this song.
No word on when her new album is coming, but after 5 years away, it can’t come soon enough. What do you think?