Three words to describe Jamila Woods‘ new music? Black, proud and unapologetic.
The singer, who is known for her features on Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment‘s Surrrf, and standout singles of her own like “Blk Girl Solider,” has released a full project titled HEAVN.
Woods, who is from Chicago, has a slew of other talented young artists featured on the album. Chance the Rapper, Saba, Donnie Trumpet and Lorine Chia all individually contribute their creative juices, making it a project you can’t soon forget.
In a press release, Woods opened up about what the album means to her. “HEAVN is about Black girlhood, about Chicago, about the people we miss who have gone on to prepare a place for us somewhere else, about the city/world we aspire to live in. I hope this album encourages listeners to love themselves and love each other. For Black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.”
While many are still unfamiliar with who she is, Woods has been gaining more and more popularity as a result of being a voice of truth in a time where self-acceptance and society’s standard operate on two different planes for most people of color.
HEAVN is a poetic display of perspective that blends magically over production post-R&B lovers can appreciate. For more check it out below.