Jamila Woods Announces New Album ‘LEGACY! LEGACY!,’ Shares New Singles

R&B songstress Jamila Woods has announced her new album, LEGACY! LEGACY!, out May 10 via Jagjauwar. She has shared the album artwork and tracklisting, which you can check out below.

As suggested by the title and tracklist, the upcoming record is inspired by the different people who have made an impact on the singer. Each song is named after one of these people, which includes playwright and social critic Jimmy Baldwin, artist Jean-Michael Basquiat, and poet Nikki Giovanni.

Woods also shared her new single “Zora,” written in honor of author Zora Neale-Hurston. Speaking about the song in a statement, Woods said “My weaponry is my energy… An antidote for the feeling of being judged on first glance. A salve for when people think they know you better than you know yourself. It’s about refusing to be essentialized and not allowing your identity to be put in a box. You contain multitudes. You are ever-evolving. A song to get free from stereotypes & assumptions…”

Watch the video below.

Pre-order your copy of LEGACY! LEGACY! here.


Jamila Woods legacy! legacy! album cover artwork

LEGACY! LEGACY! Tracklist:
01. Betty
02. Zora
03. Giovanni
04. Sonia (feat. Nitty Scott)
05. Frida
06. Eartha
07. Miles
08. Muddy
09. Basquiat (feat. Saba)
10. Sun Ra (feat. theMIND and Jasminfire)
11. Octavia
12. Baldwin (feat. Nico Segal)
13. Betty (for Boogie)


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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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