Tuesday, August 10, 2004

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Jill Scott Returns Aug 31. Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol.2

May 20th , 2004
Hidden Beach Newsflash

The Platinum-Plus Selling Soul Singer Unveils Her
New Body of Work on August 31

Fans have been waiting for it. The music industry has been anticipating it. And now three times Grammy nominated vocal sensation Jill Scott is about to deliver yet another collection of luminous and poignant songs as her new CD, Beautifully Human, Words And Sounds Vol. 2, is unveiled August 31 on Hidden Beach Recordings.

Scott took some time off to “exhale” after the nonstop promotion of her 2000 multi-platinum-selling debut CD, Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds, Vol. 1. She married her soul mate and enjoyed life as a newlywed. A former Broadway actress (Rent), she also quenched her thespian thirst by doing some acting. During her three-year hiatus, she had a featured role in a movie for Showtime called Cave Dwellers with Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon and appeared in an episodic arc (4 episodes) of the UPN series “Girlfriends.” Jill also wrote a book of poetry and secured a book publishing deal with St. Martins Press. And, of course, she carved out some downtime to write and create music. After indulging her other creative passions, Jill is ready and excited to be expressing herself again through song. While Jill got back into the mindset to craft enchanting music and more inspiring lyrics, she appreciated all the positive vibes and patience her fans gave to her.

This alluring wordsmith has again created songs that are nurtured in the heart and sung with love. In fact, the first single, “Golden,” talks about freedom and empowering oneself to live to the fullest, to treat the gift of life as if it “is” golden. Jill will soon shoot the music video for “Golden” in the coming weeks. For Beautifully Human, Jill collaborated with some of her original production team who helped craft Who Is Jill Scott?Words and Sounds Vol. 1--James Poyser, Andre Harris and Vidal Davis and Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins (“Mama’s Boys”). Scott also sought a fresh approach by going into the studio with new up and coming producers such as Ant Bell, P-nut, and Pete Kuzma, and someone she has long wanted to collaborate with, Raphael Saadiq.

Taking her music back to its grassroots, Jill will debut her new work at intimate listening sessions. And though Beautifully Human has yet to be released, Jill is already receiving media coverage. She will be featured on the cover of the August issue of Essence magazine.

Jill Scott has been on an incredible personal and creative journey over the past few years, acting writing and experiencing life. But Scott’s focus now is pure music. Her vision is Beautifully Human.

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