We've got mad love for singers who've crossed over into acting. We think it's great that they want to flex their creative muscles and develop their talent in other areas...just so long as they remember to come back to the music. We were starting to get worried that Jill Scott had forgotten about us after being darn near MIA (musically, that is) since 2011's Light of the Sun.
But all doubts and fears were cast aside last spring when she hit us with a double whammy: new music and an accompanying video. With "You Don't Know," Jilly poured a drink and sat us down to school us on the joys and pains of love. Melodically wailing over a heady combo of fiery horns, smoky blues, gut-wrenching soul and riverbed gospel, Ms. Scott showed out and got us pumped for her then forthcoming album, Woman. -- B. Cakes