Jill Scott Releases New Single & Continues “Block Party” Tour

As a follow-up to the #1 Urban charting radio single “So In Love” — which is currently at eight weeks and counting at #1Grammy award-winning singer/actress Jill Scott is releasing her second single, “So Gone (What My Mind Says),” today! Off her #1 album in the country The Light Of The Sun, “So Gone” is already garnering rave reviews from critics such as Los Angeles Weekly which called the new single a “sexy medley… that song should come with a cold shower.”

“So Gone (What My Mind Says)” tells the story of a celibate woman who takes matters into her own hands, becoming “Dick-matized” by a service-man named “Diamond-Chip-Dick” played by rapper Paul Wall. The song talks about the perils of getting caught in the glove of sexual inhibitions versus the value of personal connection and companionship.

“Sometimes we can get to a point where it’s all about the physical pleasure of it all and not about the person, you become hypnotized…” comments Jill. “For this record and for this time, my journey to finding love has been more of a journey about finding myself.”

Beginning August 23rd through August 29th, 2011, Scott’s The Light Of The Sun can be downloaded from iTunes for $8.99 with a free video download of “Hear My Call.”

Currently on the blockbuster 2011 North American Tour Summer Block Party Presented by Budweiser Superfest, which continues through August 28th, critics are also raving about the Jill Scott Live Experience. Amongst Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, People, Time Out NY and others, Boston Globe remarked, “Jill Scott does not waste her breath or time…” while Washington Post remarked, “a romantic journey from pleasure, to pain, to confusion and finally to acceptance, with enough rest stops for fun and laughter as balance.”

Recently seen performing on The Today Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Live! With Jimmy Kimmel outdoor series, Live! With Regis & Kelly as well as her sold out co-headline arena tour with fellow R&B crooner Maxwell, Scott will be performing favorites off her new album such as “So In Love” and “Shame” amidst classics such as “Is It The Way” and “He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat).” The Multi-platinum winning singer/actress critically acclaimed fourth studio album The Light Of The Sun has made TIME Magazine’s Summer 2011 Highlights and USA TODAY’s Playlist will be joined by special guests, Grammy nominated R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and groove specialists Mint Condition with music provided by DJ Jazzy Jeff and hosted by party starter Doug E. Fresh.

Scott’s Summer Block Party, produced by Live Nation/ Haymon Ventures, will make stops at amphitheaters around the country through August 28th; tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster.com.

Fans looking to get more of the Jill Scott Experience can catch her performing songs off her new album, such as “Blessed,” at the ’33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars,’ which airs September 25th on BET.

Jill Scott Summer Block Party Dates:

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Date City Venue
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8/14/11 Oakland Sleep Train Pavilion
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8/17/11 Memphis FedEx Forum
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8/19/11 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
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8/20/11 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
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8/21/11 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
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8/23/11 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
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8/24/11 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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8/27/11 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
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8/28/11 Houston Reliant Center
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