on her brilliantly bold second album, woods takes inspiration from a host of black luminaries, resulting in a series of confidently diverse explorations into production and slickly realised songwrting.
More than just giving the song titles the names of historical icons of literature, art, and music, Jamila Woods builds a sonic and lyrical monument to the various modes of how these icons tried to push beyond the margins a country had assigned to them. She’s achieved Songs that feel like the sun on your face and the wind pushing flowers against your back. Fans of Janelle monae, jorja smith and nao will love this. “even amid this era’s welcome abundance of artistically bold and avidly woke avant-r&b artists, Jamila woods shines very brightly” 9/10 – uncut.
- SONIA (feat. Nitty Scott)
- BASQUIAT (feat. Saba)
- SUN RA (feat. theMIND and Jasminfire)
- BALDWIN (feat. Nico Segal)
- BETTY (for Boogie)