Jamila Woods Visualizes Her Perfect World On Debut Album, ‘HEAVN’

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Rising Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods digs deep to find her piece of solace on her debut album HEAVN. The poet calls on beat makers like oddCouple, Peter Cottontale, and Carter Lang to assist on 13 divine records for her first solo project via Chicago-based label Closed Sessions. She also rallied up a few Chi-Town artists like Saba, Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, and Lorine Chia to contribute dope verses and provocative vocals.

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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,” Woods said according to a press release. “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.”

Stream Jamila Woods’ debut album HEAVN below.