Jill Scott is undeniably one of the most popular constituents of the Neo-Soul movement. On her third studio album, theres proof of her seven-year stint as a recording artist. The album cover is the first where her face is shown as it looks in the present (her first was the top of her head, the second was a childhood picture), and shes going outwith the door open and purse in hand. The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 (Hidden Beach) definitely poses the question: Where is Jill going? Her divorce and her starring role in Tyler Perrys new film speak volumes on the new emotional and professional territory that shes had to voyage through.Let It Be opens The Real Thing with a powerful statementIf Classical, Country Mood, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Whatever it is, let it be. Jill makes it easy to keep the open mind. This new repertoire of songs demonstrates that even after an ending of a marriage theres a new beginning, and if youre lucky, a new sexual awakening. The jazz-blue influenced Celibacy Blues can make any woman feel that longing, wherever they are listening. With a line like, I get some new batteries almost every night, its thought provoking for anyone paying heed, and thats the thing about Scott. She proves that candor is more provocative than any suggestive song lyric.Scotts music can be rendered a bit female-centric but, like on her other albums, she proves that her writing is more about human connections. Hate On Me is a universal memo for those haterade drinkers. On Whenever Youre Around she confesses to her lover that shes built an emotional relationship with another man. Five tracks on The Real Thing are under two minutes, which shows Jills capacity and talent in concisely saying what she wants. Crown Royal is amazingly simplistic. While this latest album also carries less Hip-Hop tinged beats that were prevalent in Beautifully Human; theres a new element of Hip-Hop that she brings to this new project, and its in the lyrical arrangements. In Epiphany she raps through the most potent part of the songs.So, where is Jill going? Shes obviously still on that voyage, like we all are. She just gets to write songs about having sex, and lack thereof. Jill Scott delivers another home-run, not as classical as The Real Thing predecessors, but its just as rich and filled with Scotts brand of R&B, with a new a twist. The Real Thing speaks on that revolution that might occur after a break-up or a divorceits about lifes constant change.SOUNDCHECK:Jill Scott "Crown Royal"Jill Scott "Epiphany"