A Word from the Artist (and/or the Label)
Not that anything else was needed to showcase her diversity and artistry behind the microphone or her ability with the pen but we believe this: Jill Scott’s “Vault” at Hidden Beach rivals the most celebrated artist’s collections in modern music history. Like great wines that are sometimes left in storage for that special occasion when it’s complexity peaks inside the barrel we hope you enjoy and savor it now, this fine collection of Bordeaux, like a sommelier let loose in the cellars of Rothschild Vineyards .
The new album is called, “The Original Jill Scott from the Vault (Vol. 1).” Pick up the album HERE.
You will enjoy this album if…
You love the steady, soulful sound of Words & Sounds Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Jill’s first two albums. The Vault, Vol. 1 does showcase the honesty and vulnerability that we have come to expect from Miss Scott, but this album is more quiet reflection than exuberant celebration. In other words, you want to serve wine (and not “party punch”) with this one.
It may be helpful to think of this album as a thread that stitches together Jill’s first three albums, rather than a bridge between Jill’s early sound and her work on Light of the Sun. Somewhere in the 20-page booklet that accompanies the Deluxe Edition of the album, we will probably gain insight into when the songs on this album were recorded and what prevented them from being released before.
Interestingly, there are no guest appearances on The Vault (Vol. 1). Not that Jill has ever needed any help, but there must be some quality collaborations that have not been shared with her fans yet. Maybe we’ll see those on Vol 2…
“Wake Up Baby” – words from a wiser big sister to a young girl caught up in the game.
“Lovely Day” – If it’s possible to hear a smile while someone speaks, then Jill is beaming while covering Bill Withers’ 1978 classic.
“Holding On” – Jill channels the true spirit of the original lounge singers on this song…perfect for the first 10 minutes of quiet at the end of a long day.
If You Only Have 10 Minutes…
Listen to “Running Away” , “Wondering Why” and “Comes to The Light [Everything]”
If You Only Have 3 Minutes & 20 Seconds…
Jill Scott – Comes to The Light [Everything]
The Best Lines of the Album
Look at me /
Stressin’ and things /
Worrying about what I /
can not fix /
Allowing my troubles to take over /
Getting my own needle and thread /
forcing the stitch /
-taken from “I’m Prettier”