Jamila Woods Announces New Album LEGACY! LEGACY

Jamila Woods has announced her new album LEGACY! LEGACY! It’s her first full-length project since 2016’s HEAVN, and it’s out May 10 via Jagjaguwar. Woods has also dropped the new track “ZORA” with a music video directed by Vincent Martell (of VAM Studio). It was filmed in the Johnson Publishing Archives at Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank, which hosts historical black literature. Watch it below.

Woods describes “ZORA” as “a song to get free from stereotypes & assumptions, inspired by the writing of Zora Neal Hurston.” LEGACY! LEGACY! includes production from oddCouple, Peter Cottontale, and Slot-A. It features Saba, Nico Segal, Nitty Scott, and others. The tracks are named after influential figures like Eartha Kitt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sun Ra, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler, among others. Check out the album cover and tracklist (which includes the previously shared “GIOVANNI”) below.

Revisit Pitchfork’s 2016 Rising interview “Jamila Woods: The Soul of a Protester.”

LEGACY! LEGACY!:

01 BETTY
02 ZORA
03 GIOVANNI
04 SONIA [ft. Nitty Scott]
05FRIDA
06 EARTHA
07 MILES
08 MUDDY
09 BASQUIAT [ft. Saba]
10 SUN RA [ft. theMIND and Jasminfire]
11 OCTAVIA
12 BALDWIN [ft. Nico Segal]
13 BETTY (for Boogie)