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Jill Scott Says Upcoming Album Is Closer than It’s Ever Been


Image Courtesy The Chamber GroupJill Scott has taken her time recording her fifth studio album, but fortunately the album’s nearly complete.

In an interview with Billboard, the singer reveals that her project is “closer than it’s ever been. But I don’t think my gut is finished. I haven’t emptied everything out. This is my baby, you know, and it takes me some time to relinquish the reins. I might come up with another song or two. I don’t know.”

As for contributors, Scott has linked with songwriter/producer Aaron Pearce out of Nashville and longtime creative colleague Andre Harris. “I wanted some of the storytelling of country music that I enjoy so much,” adds the singer, “the simple stories. The album is pretty eclectic, but again it’s me storytelling from the point of view of a grown-up woman.”

The upcoming album is slated for a spring or summer release via Atlantic Records. It will be the follow-up to 2011’s The Light of the Sun.


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