Guess what day it iss………….Its Humpday, or Wednesday if you want to be more formal. It’s also soul music review day! Today I decided to feature a song that is a personal favorite of mine. Not to mention, it is sung by an artist that is a personal favorite of both my mother and myself.
The song featured today is “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)”, sung by the incomparable Jill Scott. The song was produced Keith Pelzer, Jill Scott, and Fat Back Taffy and written by Keith Pelzer and Jill Scott. Here is a link to the song is below…
Jill Scott is most definitely a pioneer in neo-soul music. Her unique and soulful vocals are always a pleasure to hear and experience. Scott’s lyrics are enticingly poetic and very charismatic. She appeals so directly to her core and loyal fan base, never feeling the need to adjust her sound to fit in with mainstream or pop culture. She is a force of both strength and inspiration to so many women across the world. “He Loves Me” charted on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
The foundation of most of Ms. Scott’s music is love. It is truly felt in essence and her passion exudes on the track. “He Loves Me” illustrates a woman that is fully enamored by her man. And just as importantly, she is sure of his love for her. In the record, she consistently speaks of a man that is delightfully “different” than anything she has experienced before. In theory, when you have been wronged or mistreated in past relationships, you are more inclined to appreciate a good man or woman when they are presented to you. There is a sense of pride and ease in knowing your significant other has your whole heart, and you have theirs.
In my relationships both spiritual and otherwise, it is important that I feel just as strongly for my partner as they do for me. Equally reciprocated love can be a rare gem to find in the game of love, dating, and even friendship. Once it is found, it is a feat that should not be easily disregarded or dismissed. I appreciate Ms. Jill Scott for showing such transparency and honesty in her music. She is an artist that truly deserves to be honored and celebrated.