Jamila Woods continues to be one of the most promising artists of the year. Following lead singles “Heavn,” “LSD,” and “Blk Girl Soldier,” the Chicago artist has revealed her long-awaited debut, Heavn. The 13-track album pairs her heartfelt vocals with production from the likes of oddCouple, Peter Cottontale, and Carter Lang. Woods recruits talent from around the Windy City and beyond for a few vocal appearances as well, including Noname, Lorine Chia, and Saba. As she floats across each dreamy soundscape, Woods solidifies her prowess as a powerful sonic force.
Woods also shared some words on the project via SoundCloud:
“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,” – Jamila Woods
Indulge in Heavn below, and grab your free download here.