Jamila Woods HEAVNChicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods broke into the international spotlight with the release of her highly lauded debut LP, HEAVN, a little over a year ago and now it’s available to purchase for the first time, with physical pre-orders now open. The album ended up on many year end lists including a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 50, a nod for being one of the best R&B albums of 2016 from Rolling Stone and more.
“R&B artist Jamila Woods makes vital, resonant protest music
that sounds like a children’s playground.” Pitchfork
JAMILA WOODS RELEASES CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL WRITTEN/DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “LSD” FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER
Debut album HEAVN available for purchase & streaming now for the first time
Physical album available October 6 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
Chicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods broke into the national spotlight with the release of her highly lauded debut LP, HEAVN, a little over a year ago and now it’s available to purchase for the first time on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music as well as her original label home, Chicago’s respected hip-hop incubator Closed Sessions.
Praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Fader, Spin, W Magazine and so much more, the album ended up on many year end lists including a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 50, a nod for being one of the best R&B albums of 2016 from Rolling Stone and more. To commemorate the official release of the album, Ms. Woods along with Chance the Rapper and Chicago based VAM Studio have released a Chicago Public Schools student directed video for “LSD”, a single off the album.
Together, they conceptualised the “LSD” video to include aspiring filmmakers from Chicago Public Schools. They opened up treatment submissions to all CPS high school students, ultimately selecting one student’s treatment to guide the video. That winning student, Prosser Career Academy senior Ashley Huicochea, was able to shadow the directors (Vincent Martell & Sam Bailey of VAM Studio) on the set during the shoot, while the six student runners up were able to shadow other key parts of the production. The video for “LSD” is absolutely a celebration of Chicago, of the richness of its people and neighbourhoods. It’s vibrant and colourful, but it’s also a meditative video. While Chicago is a city with its challenges, this video paints a portrait of resilience, buoyancy, and charm.
FULL LIST OF STUDENT WINNERS
Ashley Huicochea – Prosser Career Academy – Treatment Winner/Director Shadow
Precious Ingram – Simeon Career Academy- Wardrobe Shadow
Patricia Frazier – Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep- Camera Shadow
Sara Gieger – Kenwood Academy- Camera Shadow
Cleo Shine – Nicolas Senn High- Camera Shadow
Emilio Nieto – Lindblom Math and Science Academy- Art Direction Shadow
Jaylon Guyton – Bulls College Prep- Art Direction Shadow
Jamila Woods – HEAVN
2. VRY BLK (feat. Noname)
3. Popsicle (Interlude)
4. Lonely Lonely (feat. Lorine Chia)
6. Eve (Interlude)
7. In My Name
8. Assata’s Daughters (Interlude)
9. Blk Girl Soldier
10. LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper)
11. Still (Interlude)
12. Emerald Street (feat. Saba)
14. Always Loving (Interlude)
15. Breadcrumbs (feat. Nico Segal)
17. Good Morning (Interlude)
19. Way Up
20. Holy (Reprise)