You’ve heard Jamila Woods before.
Whether it’s through her additions to Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy” and “Blessings,” Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” or her own string of solo content, like “Blk Grl Soldier” and “Heavn,” the Chicago songstress has made her voice pretty recognizable and sought after.
With her new project, Heavn, set to drop Monday, Woods grabs some help from Chance for “LSD,” produced by oddCouple.
In a press email, Woods revealed the song was about her hometown, so it’s only right Chance — one of the city’s biggest talents and advocates joined her. (It helps there’s a bit of wordplay done with “LSD” and Chance’s Acid Rap connection.)
“When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical. I lived on the east coast for a few years and people would laugh when I told them we have beaches and a lake we can swim in. I always wanted to write about that,” she said in the email. “I’ve developed this protective feeling about how we’re portrayed, and at the same time I’m acutely aware of the issues we face and the root causes of these issues. It’s important to me that there’s not just one story told about our city.”
Listen to “LSD” below, and get ready for Heavn, released via Closed Session, on July 11.
Tracklist for Heavn:
2. Vry Blk
3. Lonely Lonely f. Lorine Chia
5. In My Name
6. Blk Girl Soldier
7. LSD f. Chance the Rapper
8. Emerald f. Saba
10. Breadcrumbs f. Donnie Trumpet
13. Way Up