Soulful Chicago-based songstress Jamila Woods’ debut album HEAVN is finally here and it’s breathtaking. The album features Chance The Rapper as well as members of The Social Experiment crew, including Peter Cottontale, Donnie Trumpet, and other Chicago emerging artists like SABA and Kweku Collins, all lending their voices and instruments to a remarkable solo outing. Here what Jamila Woods‘ had to say about the album:
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.”
Stream HEAVN below.