To bring to a close this little section within a section of melodies that have never made it to Killer Opening Songs despite having the wherewithal to achieve this category, K.O.S. showcases this week the outstanding female soul singer Jill Scott (K.O.S. refuses to be drawn into debates over whether Jill, Erykah and Angie are soul, R'n'B or neo-soul, to K.O.S., they are simply soul, thank you very much).
It was probably the line 'Queens shouldn't swing if you know what I mean/But I'm about to take my earrings off get me some Vaseline' from her hit single 'Gettin' In The Way' (album 'Who is Jill Scott') that did it for K.O.S. Or it was probably the singer's in-your-face appproach and bravado that made K.O.S.'s knees go wobbly because I will have you know that K.O.S loves strong, feisty female chanteuses. Whatever it was, since Jill released her first album K.O.S. has been hooked on her melodious voice and become a fan of this performer.
However, out of all the compositions that made up her debut record, it was track number 7 'He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)' that Our Weekly Musical Section on Killer Opening Songs loved to delirium. How many times did K.O.S. played that one track? Too many to remember. And which bit of the song did K.O.S. like best? Well, where should it start? The musical arrangement? Her voice? The words? The words! Oh my God! The words! They are the poetical and mythical musings of a true artist. These lyrics will run smoothly down your skin like Bodyshop's Cocoa bodybutter (yes, you can tell that K.O.S. is a member), especially the beginning:
You love me especially different every time/You keep me on my feet happily excited/By your cologne, your hands, your smile, your intelligence/You woo me, you court me, you tease me, you please me/You school me, give me some things to think about/Ignite me, you invite me, you co-write me, you love me, you like me/You incite me to chorus...
After this, can anything else be written? No, so, enjoy the clip of a melody that could have been a Killer Opening Song but was not. Who cares, though? It's still a monster of a tune.