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Jill Scott Says Finding Good Songwriter for Fools Gold Was A Rare Bird


Photo Credit: TV One/Karen SayreJill Scott rarely relies on a songwriter for her music, but she couldn’t resist when it came to her hit single, “Fools Gold.” While promoting her latest album, Woman, the singer tells ABC Radio how her love-scorned ballad came together with her scribe, Sir Darryl Farris.

“When I heard the first the first couple of lines of ‘Fools Gold’ I was like, ‘I love this song.’ what it needed from me was a simple bridge, so my pen came to play but overall this is Sir Darryl Farris,” Scott explains.  “He gave me a beautiful song and something that I know is true, you know, that’s a rare bird.”

After noting that “it’s hard to find a [good] songwriter,” Jill adds, “I think a lot of artists allow songwriters to write things that are cool, good songs but if its not for you, then it doesn’t make a difference. So we found a good marriage.”

“Fool’s Gold” currently sits at number seven on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.

In related news, Jill’s scheduled to continue her tour in Australia and New Zealand in October.

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