The Light of the Sun The street-wise Philly soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The… The Light of the Sun The street-wise Philly soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The… 2011-06-21 Jill Scott R&B Warner Bros.
Music Review

The Light of the Sun (2011)

Jill Scott | JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings
JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 21, 2011; Lead Performance: Jill Scott; Genre: R&B; Production: Warner Bros.

The street-wise Philly 
 soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She 
 traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The No. 1 
 Ladies' Detective Agency.) Here, though, she returns to R&B like she never left: With its earnest introspection and earthy 
 textures — not to mention guest spots by Eve and Anthony Hamilton — The Light of the Sun has a distinctly early-aughties vibe, recalling an era when tempos were slower and voices less Auto-Tuney. It's a welcome flashback. B+

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Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1160 Jun 24, 2011 Order article reprints