Jilly from Philly is Baaaack! Honestly… Jill Scott never left. She has been busy making Tyler Perry movies and raising a beautiful baby boy. But it has been a minute since we have heard her angelic voice grace the airwaves. Well, the wait is over.

You will be hearing and seeing more of Jill beginning now. Which is great news considering Jill has one of those voices that if she took the stage and chose to sing excerpts from the local newspaper, the audience would still scream encore.

Hidden Beach has been Jill’s label home for as long as I can recall. However, my sources say that the voice and her label have parted ways but have agreed to release a new project entitled Just Before Dawn: Jill Scott FROM THE VAULT Vol. 1. The project is a collection of recordings that Jill and the label were waiting for the right time to release. Apparently, the right time is now.

The lead single is Jill’s version of Bill Wither’s “Lovely Day”. Per Hidden Beach reps, “We are introducing a campaign called “Have A Lovely Day” to foster wellness and goodwill through ‘random acts of kindness’ and volunteerism.”

Personally, I am a fan of the Lovely Day campaign and Jill’s remake. She put her Jilly from Philly, soulful stamp on the 70s, feel-good classic. Here is a clip of the track. Let me know what you think about it in the comments.