ALBUM: Jamila Woods – LEGACY! LEGACY!
Chicago vocalist and artist Jamila Woods has declared her second solo studio music album LEGACY! LEGACY!, due May 10 by means of Jagjaguwar and Closed Sessions. To combine with the news, Woods shared a sepia-conditioned video, coordinated by Vincent Martell, for a live execution of the collection cut “ZORA,” recorded at Johnson Publishing Archives at Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank.
“It’s tied in with declining to be essentialized and not enabling your personality to be placed in a container,” Woods said of the melody in an announcement. “You contain hoards. You are regularly advancing. A tune to get free from generalizations and suppositions, roused by the composition of Zora Neale-Hurston.”
The track pursues the collection’s Nikki Giovanni-propelled lead single, “Giovanni.” (All 13 melodies on Woods’ new task take their names from dark social figures.) Chicago’s Peter Cottontale, OddCouple, and Slot-A contributed creation, with highlights from rappers Saba and Nitty Scott, trumpeter Nico Segal, and the sky is the limit from there.
Woods discharged her performance make a big appearance HEAVN in 2016. She has since written the signature melody for Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey’s web arrangement Brown Girls, co-created the score for Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall’s play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, and co-composed Melanie Faye’s new joint effort with Mac DeMarco, “Unceasingly 12.”
Jamila Wood LEGACY! LEGACY! Tracklist below:
4. “SONIA” (ft. Nitty Scott)
9. “BASQUIAT” (ft. Saba)
10. “SUN RA” (ft. theMIND and Jasminfire)
12. “BALDWIN” (ft. Nico Segal)
13. “BETTY” (for Boogie)