Have you ever found yourself connecting to a song and begun noticing other souls around you connecting to the song? You realize in that moment, everyone around you is vibrating off that same energy? Amazing, right?
For me, that happened back in 2000 when I first heard Jill Scott’s debut album, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1. My father and I were in Tower Records, on our search for musical gems. I believe about 15 minutes had passed and I hadn’t stopped grooving from the time I walked through the doors. The music was new and familiar at the same time. I remember looking around and seeing my dad in another section just vibing to the same song, then I realized at least three other people were enjoying this melodic soul bolstering through the speakers. Needless the say, we found our musical gem that day! That’s a moment I realized how powerful music can be and how it can connect souls!
Ms. Jilly from Philly, hails from the city of brotherly love. This soulful poet’s voice is a heavenly wonder; her music is passionately spiritual calling souls to vibrate on her energy and passion. Her ability to spontaneously twist melodies leaves you mesmerized and wanting more. I’ve been captivated since that night in Tower Records!
Allow me to introduce, “It’s Love,” one of my favorite tracks off the album, laced with a funky, go-go, gospel induced energy, this track exudes a magnetic energy. Seducing you with the opening chords, followed by Jill’s bare soulful voice, slowly building up until those go-go drums are released. The energy continues to ramp up until you are completely lost in Jill’s magnetic vocals and the funk and jazz induced melodies. "It’s Love” is a high energy song heavily influenced by the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) go-go music scene; giving the “Warm the Soul” playlist a boost of energy, speaking of the most powerful thing in this world, Love! Give this captivating tune a listen and tell me you don’t feel something.
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About The Curator - Lyris Greene
Lyris Greene is a disk jockey (dj) hailing from Nashville, TN, now residing in Atlanta, Ga. Lyris’s name is derived from the word “lyric”, meaning words of a song. Lyris gravitated to music immediately as a child, influenced by her father’s passion for music. At nine years old, Lyris began collecting her own music collection, discovering and developing her connection with music. Now, Lyris is a full time dj and music curator, spending her days consuming and creating custom music experiences to connect people. Lyris feels her life’s purpose is pretty simple, “To spread love through the art of music.”